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How to Get Enough Protein for CrossFit on a Vegan Diet

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How to Get Enough Protein for CrossFit on a Vegan Diet

What is Protein?  Protein is an essential macronutrient that should be a big part of everyone’s diet. It’s a “macro” nutrient because we need to consume a lot of it. Why? Well, it’s pretty important, because it helps keep you alive. In fact, the word “protein” originates from the Greek word “proteos”, meaning “of the first rank”, or in other words, “the most important”. Humans can break down and make their own protein, but require amino acids to do so. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and some of them can only be acquired from our diets; these...

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Do Vegans Need Omega-3 Supplements?

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Do Vegans Need Omega-3 Supplements?

What is Omega-3? “Fat” is such a demonized word, but despite its negative connotations, it’s not always a bad thing. Omega-3 is a fatty acid, which is a type of polyunsaturated fat. There are many different types, but there are 3 that are incredibly important: ALA = alpha-linolenic acid (short-chain) EPA = eicosapentaenoic acid (long-chain) DHA = docosahexaenoic acid (long-chain) What is an Essential Fatty Acid? ALA is otherwise known as the parent fatty acid, because it can be used to create both EPA and DHA. It’s required by the body but humans are unable to synthesize it, so ALA...

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Health Benefits of Goji Berries

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Health Benefits of Goji Berries
What are Goji Berries? People in Asia have been consuming goji berries for over 2,000 years now. Most of them swear by the health benefits of goji berries. Some benefits include anti-aging properties, blood sugar regulation, and boosting the immune system, among many others.

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2020 Best Vegan Snacks For Traveling

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2020 Best Vegan Snacks For Traveling

Best Vegan Snacks for Traveling Vegan Travel Dilemma The day has finally come! You’re all packed and brimming with excitement as you jump into a taxi to take you to the airport. There was no time for breakfast, but that’s ok as it’s barely even 7 am and you’re early for your flight anyway - you’ll have plenty of time to grab something once you’re through security. Bags checked in. Security done. Now, where’s the nearest food vendor? You’ve searched everywhere and there’s not a plant-based option insight - not even a tiny vegan snack! It’s a long journey ahead...

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Easy Vegan Snacks & Meals for Kids

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Easy Vegan Snacks & Meals for Kids

Vegan Snacking Adult vegans are better equipped to understand the restrictions they have signed up for by being vegan. But for parents of vegan children, the real challenge can be finding snacks that will tick all the vegan boxes, taste great and are most importantly, healthy.  Well, 2020 has arrived and the good news is, vegan snack ideas for kids are endless! So let us help you out with these easy vegan snack & meal ideas for kids. Whether it be for the morning walk to school, post-school lunch snack or a vegan snack to munch on over their favorite...

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