Tag: Vegan

A Balanced Vegan Diet in 3 Easy Steps

Veganism is increasingly on trend, just look at the number of vegan restaurants and shops opening their doors. This “extreme” version of vegetarianism forbids the consumption of any product containing animals or animal derivatives. That means no meat, gelatin, dairy, eggs, or honey. Some adepts don’t even wear animal products, so no wool or silk […]

Going Vegetarian to Avoid Alzheimer’s?

The statistics around Alzheimer’s disease are far from encouraging. They predict that within 15 years, around 1 million Canadians will be affected by a cognitive disease. Wouldn’t it be good if there existed a type of diet that would enable us to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s?

6 Nutrients Beginner Vegans Should Pay Attention To

27 March, 2017 No Comments

Vegan diets are nothing new, but to beginner vegans, they can be tricky to get just right. These 6 nutrients are often difficult to find in significant quantities in a vegan diet if you aren’t careful. Here are some tips and recipes to help new vegans eat well.

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Can a Hockey Player be Vegan?

A vegan diet can be quite healthy for a hockey player, but only if you plan your meals carefully. Being a vegan means more than just not eating meat and dairy. A poorly planned vegan diet will be missing many important nutrients. If you are not ready to make the effort to plan balanced meals, […]

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FODMAP Content in Soy: High or Low?

26 September, 2016 No Comments

Understanding foods’ FODMAP* content isn’t always obvious. One of the foods that many people are confused about is soy. This confusion is partly due to the fact many different products are derived from it (tofu in all its forms, milk, tempeh, edamame, etc.). Indeed, some of them are high in FODMAPS, while others are low […]

Turin, the First Vegetarian City?

24 August, 2016 No Comments

When I saw the headlines in the Italian newspapers, I couldn’t believe my eyes: the new mayor of Turin (in the north-west of Italy) has put in place a five-year plan to inform its residents of the benefits of a meat-free diet, in order to save our environment, promote our wellbeing and animal welfare.

Why You Should Add Tempeh to Your Diet

Like tofu, tempeh is a soya-based product, but it is much less well-known. That said, its popularity is on the rise due to its earthy flavor, excellent nutritional qualities and versatility.

Putting seaweed on the menu

4 January, 2016 No Comments

Seaweed is marine algae, not plants and definitely not weeds. Sometimes they are called “sea vegetables”. In the West, seaweed is almost uniquely consumed in sushi or as condiments, but in Asia, the Japanese and Koreans use it in a thousand different ways. It would be a good idea for us also to include it […]

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Avoiding fruit at mealtime: myth or reality?

6 November, 2015 No Comments

You’ve probably already heard that we should avoid eating fruit during or after meals, but is this really based on fact? Is it an old wives’ tale or is there some truth behind it all? Let me shed some light on this.

Vegetarian festive menu 2014

13 December, 2014 No Comments

Whether by their love of animals, to improve their health, because of allergy or intolerance, or simply by taste, more and more people are turning to a vegetarian diet. So, if you have vegetarian friends, you will need to take into account theirs needs too, when composing a party menu. In most cases, hosts prepare […]

Reducing your meat consumption: new arguments

Are you interested in saving money and reducing your ecological footprint? Why not try to reducing meat consumption every day. You’d certainly be doing a favour to your wallet and to the planet. Here are some tips to help you!

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Vegan cooking

8 November, 2014 2 Comments

Vegan cooking follows a type of vegetarian diet that excludes all animal-derived ingredients, such as meat, eggs, dairy products, honey, gelatin etc. Many vegans avoid the use of all products tested on animals, such as cosmetics, as well as animal-derived non-food products, such as leather, silk and wool.