5 Things I Learned About Being Vegan at the NYC Vegetarian Food Fest

5 Things I Learned About Being Vegan at the NYC Vegetarian Food Fest

Pick any weekend in New York City and there is sure to be some sort of food festival. Beyond the ever famous Smorgasburg , the city that never sleeps also hosts Chocolate Fest , the Big Apple BBQ Block Party , and even a NYC Hot Sauce Expo . These festivals are an experience every foodie dreams of, yet can pose a challenge for those with dietary restrictions such as following a vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free diet. Eating gluten free and vegetarian myself, when I bought tickets to the NYC Vegetarian Food Fest , I knew I was […]

The Vegetarian Food Fest not only highlighted what it means to eat vegan, but what it means to be vegan. I learned more than I ever expected to, specifically about simple ways to adjust my life in order to protect animals and save the environment. I also met dedicated individuals who are all working towards the same goals: 1. Eliminate everything that harms animals and 2. Make being vegan or vegetarian as easy as possible. Not to mention, I also discovered some of the best vegan food and recipes out there.

Life Without Meat

Life Without Meat

Even meat lovers have a hard time Chef Rain Truth’s Vegan cuisine. (Photo courtesy of The Cultured Chef) The word vegan doesn’t sit well with many people. Chef Rain Truth has been vegan for almost 32 years and started her first catering business 21 years ago. Chef Truth never really liked meat growing up, so transitioning to a vegan lifestyle was a breeze for her. She even remembers the last time she ate meat. Her mother had given her a piece of chicken, and when Chef Truth took the meat off the bone she saw purple blood. She then […]

Being an African-American woman, Chef Truth knows the black community is at a high risk of getting cancer or diabetes because of their diets. She wants to convince her people, and other cultures, to try the vegan life because “it’s not as hard as you think.”

People who are against veganism or don’t know much about it, don’t realize that they eat vegan items more than they know. Water, bananas, plain Oreos and apples are all vegan food items.

Chef Truth has been traveling since 2006 and that’s shown in her work. She makes African, Asian, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, Latin American, soups, Southern/Cajun, and raw dishes.

Is it healthy to put children on a vegan or gluten-free diet?

Is it healthy to put children on a vegan or gluten-free diet?

FILE: A baby with messy face eating. There’s a lot of information out there about the nutritional benefits of one diet over another. But what exactly is the best diet for a growing child? Jennifer Sygo, a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist at Cleveland Clinic Canada in Toronto, said children’s bodies “want to be challenged” and that parents may be able to avoid future problems by feeding their kids a wide variety of foods. A Gluten-free diet Sygo said babies that are exposed to gluten — such as wheat, barley or rye — or allergens like peanuts at a […]

Recipes: Vegetarian and Vegan

Recipes: Vegetarian and Vegan

Thai Basil Veggie Stir Fry Mexican Street Corn – Get Healthy U Corn on the cob is a yummy side dish that is always a family favorite, but I’m absolutely loving this fun twist! Mexican Street Corn is grilled corn covered in low fat mayo, garlic powder, queso fresco, and chile powder for an extra kick. For anyone who is cob-averse, you can definitely cut the corn off the cob and mix this all up in a big bowl, and it will be equally delicious! Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese – Get Healthy U I love spinach and artichoke dip; […]

I love spinach and artichoke dip; it’s bubbly, cheesy, and warm. Now imagine it in a sandwich. Heaven, right? This Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese recipe is seriously so good. Plus, I love that it’s under 300 calories. Most grilled cheeses are double that!Recipes: Vegetarian and Vegan

The Heart Disease Rates of Meat-Eaters Versus Vegetarians & Vegans. The #1 Killer In The US

The Heart Disease Rates of Meat-Eaters Versus Vegetarians & Vegans. The #1 Killer In The US

We’re creating viewer supported news. We need your help! * Please be advised that there are multiple, heavily soured articles at the bottom of this one with a wealth of information about vegetarian/vegan diets. Please check them out if you’re interested and want to further your research. Proper nutrition is essential for good health, and it’s disturbing how little doctors learn about it in medical school. As a result, they are unable to educate their patients on how to use nutrition to improve their health, or they offer advice based on science paid for by food corporations. The studies […]

A recent FOIA investigation actually uncovered documents that show how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) manipulates media and science press. This is hardly a surprise, as government agencies have long been involved with media manipulation, and several mainstream media journalists and news anchors have revealed this fact time and time again.

A Healthy Heart and How It Relates to Diet

Studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. Nowadays, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sufficient but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses.” (source)

From a scientific/biological perspective, the benefits of a meatless diet are inarguable. It makes one wonder why there is such a harsh resistance to this lifestyle. Skeptics will often point to the theory that we’ve been doing it this way for thousands of years, but that’s not true. Many experts in that field have repeatedly argued that our ancestral diets were mostly plant-based, that meat was a ‘rare treat,’ and that our digestive systems aren’t really built for digesting meat on a daily basis. Some of our ancestors had, as anthropologist Katherine Milton describes them, “different yet successful diets.” She says some hunter-gatherer societies obtained almost all of their dietary energy from plants, and others obtained it from “wild animal fat and protein,” but that “does not imply that this is the ideal diet for modern humans, nor does it imply that modern humans have genetic adaptations to such diets.” (source)