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  • 5 Reasons Why The Concept Of Ultra-Processed Foods Is Unhelpful

    5 Reasons Why The Concept Of Ultra-Processed Foods Is Unhelpful

    Oftentimes “ultra-processed food” is assumed to be a synonym for “junk food”. But this is a misconception. To understand why, let’s look at some rough definitions: …

  • 5 Healthy Animal-Free Diets

    5 Healthy Animal-Free Diets

    There are various ways of going about an animal-free diet and they will vary considerably in their capacity to meet nutrient needs and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. As a rule of thumb, the extent to which a diet aligns with national dietary guidelines is an indication of its healthfulness. Dietary guidelines in Europe and America…

  • Is Seaweed A Good Source Of Iodine?

    Is Seaweed A Good Source Of Iodine?

    Credible dietary organisations have estimated the upper tolerable limit for iodine to be between 600mcg4 & 1100mcg5 per day. However, one serving of seaweed can far exceed these amounts.     One study examined seaweed products available in the UK…

  • Should Vegans/Vegetarians Supplement Their Diets With Creatine?

    Should Vegans/Vegetarians Supplement Their Diets With Creatine?

    Creatine is a nonprotein compound which plays an important role in supplying our tissues with energy during periods of increased demand. It is not an essential nutrient: the human body can make creatine using the amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine as building blocks. Because creatine (in non-negligible quantities) is only found in animal flesh, vegetarians and vegans…

  • Should Vegans Eat More Than The RDA For Protein?

    Should Vegans Eat More Than The RDA For Protein?

    The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein for adults is 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight per day. This means that a 70kg person needs to eat 56g of protein each day in order to meet this recommendation (70 x 0.8 = 56)…

  • Should Vegans Take Algal Oil Supplements?

    Should Vegans Take Algal Oil Supplements?

    Eicosapentaenoic acid (or EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (or DHA) are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (long-chain omega-3) which are necessary for physiological function.Vegans are unable to obtain (non-negligible amounts of) EPA and DHA from their diet..