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An Overview of What Vegans Eat on a Daily Basis

The phrase, “a vegan diet,” is generally associated with a way of eating that is bland, restrictive, and tasteless. Vegans do not eat meat, cheese, dairy or eggs, but the selection is never-ending and chock-full of delicious choices. It is a major misconception that vegans can only eat salads and tofu. Here is a look into what vegans do eat and enjoy:   Fruits and Vegetables Yes, this may be…

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Health/ Recipes/ Veganism

Great Vegan Snack Ideas to Pack in Your Child’s Lunch

Is your child vegan and you can’t seem to think of any good snack ideas to pack in their lunch? It’s no surprise that sometimes being vegan can be a bit tricky, especially for younger children who are constantly being exposed to candy, chips and cookies. Although most snacks that are marketed towards kids are not usually vegan, there are many tasty options that are vegan, healthy, delicious and won’t…

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Health/ Nutrition

What is Gluten?

The word gluten has skyrocketed in popularity and seems to carry a negative connotation, but what exactly is it? Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. Although experts think celiac disease used to be a rare disorder and once believed to affect one in every 10,000 people, it is now estimated that 2.5 million people may have celiac disease. Shockingly, only about 150,000 people have…

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Health/ Nutrition

What is Excipient Free?

  You may be eating excipients in your vitamins and other nutritional supplements without even knowing it. What are excipients? Excipients are fillers, binders, flowing agents, and various types of glues that hold nutritional supplements and vitamins together. Most excipients generally test toxic and some of the commonly used excipients are animal-derived. Excipient fillers and binders can affect the absorption rate and benefit of the rate by as much as…

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Health/ Nutrition

What Does Highest Bioavailability Mean?

  Not all supplements are created equal. According to the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, bioavailability refers to the amount of (the nutrient) in food, medications, and supplements that is absorbed in the intestines and ultimately available for biological activity in your cells and tissues. Bioavailability is the degree to which a nutrient is available to the body for use and measures the rate that a supplement…

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Pure Vegan + DHA = Brain Power

When most people think of omega-3 fatty acids they associate fish being the best source for it. However, fish don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids, they accrue meaningful levels due to their algae-rich diets. There are also growing concerns over the safety of fish due to the presence of heavy metals and other toxins. So what better way to get omega-3 fatty acids then from the original source itself? Pure Vegan’s…

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Health/ Products

Grape Skins and Blueberries Aid Health

  What is Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a substance that can be found in grape skins, blueberries, pomegranates and several other plants, and has found to benefit health in a variety of ways. There is a lot of hype around resveratrol and for good reason. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenol antioxidant that is categorized as a phytoalexin, an antimicrobial compound that is produced by plants to protect them from rough…

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Move Out Of The Way Whey, There’s a New Kid in Town

Looking to add more protein in your diet or move away from buying traditional protein powders made with whey or soy? Pure Vegan Pea Protein is a delicious and nutritious way to add Non-GMO protein to your diet. Pure Vegan Pea Protein is a blend of vegan protein that is derived from golden pea kernels. All batches are tested by Pure Vegan’s quality assurance, quality control and research and development…

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Health/ Nutrition

Winter Vitamin D

Most people stay indoors when winter turns the world cold and white, but staying indoors too much can cause a vitamin D deficiency. Vegans are particularly susceptible, because their diet tends to be low in the vitamin. While non-vegans can get vitamin D from meat and other animal products, vegans can’t. Don’t write vitamin D off as a useless vitamin; it’s very important to the body. It helps regulate bone…

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Health/ Nutrition/ Veganism

Vegan Libido

Libido is a Freudian term describing the force or psychic energy behind human action; especially the sexual urge or as some might put it passion, sexual appetite, instinct or drive, “the hots”, randiness, mojo (how I personally refer to it thanks Austin Powers) or erotic desire.  Freud had a very precise and thorough process of psychoanalysis laid out for all the stages and manifestations of libido throughout the lifecycle and…

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