'Best Cities For Vegans' List Gives NYC Top Honors

‘Best Cities For Vegans’ List Gives NYC Top Honors

\'Best Cities For Vegans\' List Gives NYC Top Honors

NEW YORK CITY — Thinking about giving up meat, or moving to a vegan diet? You couldn’t pick a better place to live than New York City, according to WalletHub’s 2017 ” Best Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians ” list.

New York is No. 1 on the personal finance website’s list for ease of living with a meatless diet, beating out cities such as Portland, Oregon and Orlando, Florida.

WalletHub’s rankings are based on three major criteria — affordability of groceries and vegan meals; diversity, accessibility and quality of vegan food options; and the presence of a “vegetarian lifestyle” in a […]

A Dietitian Gives Foolproof Tips For Going Vegan and Getting Healthy

A Dietitian Gives Foolproof Tips For Going Vegan and Getting Healthy

A Dietitian Gives Foolproof Tips For Going Vegan and Getting Healthy

There are so many different reasons to at least consider going vegan . According to Julieanna Hever , MS, RD, CPT, a plant-based dietitian and health and fitness expert, “There is a spectrum of well-established benefits of a plant-based diet, from a decreased risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers to improved gastrointestinal health, immune function, and weight management.”

Perhaps more importantly, though, animal agriculture is the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and you can reduce your carbon footprint by 50 percent if you eat a plant-based diet. So there’s a lot […]

Vegans and essential amino acids

Vegans and essential amino acids

Vegans and essential amino acids

During a recent airing of the Dr Bill Your Radio MD radio show in the Tampa area, host, Dr William Handelman’s guest, Dr David Forman gave his thoughts on vegans and the shortage of amino acids in that diet: Image/silviarita via pixabay “I want to make a comment on amino acids. This is for people listening now that are vegan–if you’re a vegan, there’s a good possibility that you’re going to become amino acid deficient.

“Because their is only a few sources in the plant world that are what we call a complete, you know they have the complete profile, […]

12 Things No One Tells You About Going Vegan

12 Things No One Tells You About Going Vegan

12 Things No One Tells You About Going Vegan

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I love barbecue. I love bacon. I really, really, really love cheeseburgers. I was a vegetarian during and after college, but once I got back on the meat train about five years ago, I cranked that bad boy up to 100 mph, devouring every juicy, delicious piece of pork belly I saw on a menu and never looked back.

But, like many people, I watched What the Health . And even though there are a lot of inaccuracies in that movie, there are also a lot of valid points about the meat industry as well as the […]

11 Creative Recipes That Combine the Best of Both Paleo & Vegan Diets

11 Creative Recipes That Combine the Best of Both Paleo & Vegan Diets

11 Creative Recipes That Combine the Best of Both Paleo & Vegan Diets

There are those who are paleo: avoiding grains, legumes, and advocating grass-fed animal proteins. Then there are those who are vegan: abstaining from all animal-based products but consuming everything else. These two diets seemingly live on opposite sides of the train tracks, like the Montagues and the Capulets. Can the two ever live in harmony? Absolutely.

The intersection of the paleo diet and a vegan lifestyle is thin but clearly defined. No grains, no legumes, no animal products. That means no bread, no bacon, no traditional granola, no pasta, no butter. So what do you actually eat? Plenty of root […]