Nutrition

Nutrition is all about obtaining the correct foods for health and growth, so it’s of vital importance to every single one of us – regardless of whether we’re vegan or not (although it could be argued that very few people think about it day-to-day!).

The term “nutrition” can cover a wide spectrum of topics, but the common denominator is always a healthy diet. Diseases, allergies, and other health problems can be caused by malnutrition (an unhealthy diet) and often prevented, reduced, and treated with nutrition (a healthy diet), so it’s no small subject to tackle.

Looking at how the body makes use of the nutrients we supply it with and how those reactions relate to our overall health is fascinating and ever changing. We know a lot more about the relationship between food and health than we did just a few years ago, but there’s always something new emerging – which can sometimes lead to confusing contradictions.

In this section of Happy Happy Vegan, we aim to bring you straightforward information that is easy to read and understand, as well as being up to date. If there’s a nutrition related topic you’d like us to cover, drop us a line. We’re always open to ideas from you and would love to hear your thoughts on how we can improve this part of our site.

What Is A Vegan Diet? The Ultimate Guide For Complete Beginners

If you’ve just gone vegan or are thinking about going vegan, chances are you may feel a bit underprepared and overwhelmed. Going vegan can seem like a daunting commitment, but with the right knowledge and some helpful tips, you’ll be able to embrace this monumental...

49 Amazingly Powerful Plant-Based Protein Sources

Whether you’ve been vegan for a day or a decade, there’s one question you’ve definitely heard ad infinitum from friends, family, and strangers alike: “Where do you get your protein?”You can’t blame them, though -- after all, most people have been conditioned to think...

Vegan Baby Food: Brands And Products Guide – 2019 Reviews

When it comes to children, especially infants, it’s important to set a good dietary example and take extra care of their rapidly developing bodies! So, for vegans, it’s crucial that the nourishment we give our offspring is both cruelty-free and...

Best Postnatal Vitamins For Vegans

If you’ve had a baby, you don’t need me to tell you what a huge demand it takes on your body to build and deliver a new little human (or humans!). While the first couple of weeks for new moms can all be a bit of a blur while you get used to...

Best Wheatgrass Powder: Organic Supplement Reviews 2019

It may be a joke amongst non-vegans that all we eat is grass and salad, but we know that isn’t really the case these days thanks to a plethora of plant-based goodies available almost everywhere. But, in the case of wheatgrass, that stereotype...

Vegan Vitamin D: How To Get Enough On a Plant-Based Diet

Ever wonder why you feel so good after spending a day in the sun? Well, it might be because your body has just made a great big supply of vitamin D! However, if you follow a plant-based diet, getting some sunshine may not be enough; you may also...

Best B12 Supplement For Plant-Based Practitioners!

For vegans, B12 is the nutritional equivalent of the perfect white dress shirt: it’s a necessity and, though there seem to be plenty available, it’s hard to find the right one for you. Because B12 is found almost exclusively in animal products,...

Plant-Based Protein Powder: Build Muscle The Whey-Free Way!

When you tell someone you’re vegan, one of the first questions they’ll probably ask is, “But how do you get enough protein?!” The truth is a vegan diet provides more than enough protein to maintain a healthy body. However, if you’re an athlete,...

Best Vegan Multivitamins To Supplement A Plant-Based Diet

You know that eating vegan is the best thing to do for your health, the planet, and our animal buddies, but you've also heard you can't get all the nutrients you need solely from eating plants. Unfortunately, it's true. Even when we take the...

Surprising Results On Should You Switch Salt For Miso Paste

Everyone knows the danger of excess salt intake, and yet many of us still load up on the stuff. But is there another way to lift your food, get a salty hit, and lessen the health risks? How about if we switch salt for miso paste? No, that would be ridiculous, wouldn't...

15 Essential Healthy Foods For Your Fridge Freezer

Adopting a healthier lifestyle should be built around what we eat, we all know that. But, what are the essential healthy foods that we need to have in our fridge freezers to ensure that we're getting all of the goodness that we need? Good question! Read on to find...

9 Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

We get it. Tell someone to stop drinking milk and they'll think you're crazy, but there are good reasons to do so. For years, the dairy industry has done a great job of promoting its product. Campaigns such as Got Milk? have been pushed into homes globally, and their...

7 Actionable Tips To Help Stop Unhealthy Food Cravings

Learning how to stop unhealthy food cravings may seem impossible at first, but with a little perseverance and this list of handy tips to help you along the way, you'll soon find that the only cravings you have are for things that are full of natural goodness. No,...

9 Vegan Food Myths Busted (And Plant-Based Truths Told)

We're constantly bombarded with information these days but, unfortunately, not all of it is good. Take the food that we eat as an example. It's a topic that the media love, but they don't always get things right, and that's a big reason why so many food myths take...

5 Calcium Facts That’ll Rock Your Bones

Calcium is one of the first things any vegan gets asked about, usually directly after, So, what exactly do you eat? It only seems right, then, that we have a list of calcium facts right here on our site. Arming yourself with the knowledge that follows will allow you...

Vegan Nutrition: The Definitive Guide To Plant-Based Diet Nirvana

Regardless of whether you are just starting out on your plant-based journey or have been embracing veganism for years, understanding vegan nutrition is essential if you want to live a happy, healthy life. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths, misconceptions and...

Can Veganism Help With Stress And Make You A Calmer Person?

If you've ever wondered, Can veganism help with stress? You're not alone. We get asked this a lot these days.Our health and wellbeing is closely intertwined with what we eat, so it makes sense that our dietary decisions could impact on our stress levels. Many vegans...

What Are The Healthiest Sources Of Fat For A Vegan?

For our bodies to function to their full capacity and to maintain a healthy weight, it is important to eat a nutritious and balanced diet that includes all the food groups in the right proportion. So, questions such as "What are the healthiest sources of fat for a...

Is A Healthy Vegan Diet Expensive? These 15 Foods Say No!

Vegans get asked a lot of questions about the lifestyle, but one that comes up time after time is, "Isn't living on a vegan diet expensive?". Well, we're happy to report that it really isn't. Not only that, we've gone and made a list of 15 fabulous foods that prove...

35 Vegan Calcium Sources, Are You Getting What You Need?

There are certain concerns that come up time after time when people think about going vegan. One such worry is, "Will I be able to get enough calcium from a vegan diet?". The good news is that you most certainly can, and with these vegan calcium sources you'll likely...

9 Reasons Why Giving Up Meat is Good for You

Giving up meat can be difficult for some people to wrap their heads around, but knowing the benefits in doing so can help those who struggle with the idea make an informed decision about their dietary lifestyle. Despite growing awareness of how the food industry...

9 Top Tips To Help Reduce Oil Intake (And Why You Should)

We all know that we should reduce oil intake as much as possible, but how many of us actually know how to eat less oil? Come to think of it, how many of us really know why reducing oil intake is advisable? Well, we've given this a little thought here at Happy Happy...

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