What The Health – Review

4 August 2017 - 13:36 by Martine in Science & Nutrition
What the health Another day, another vegan health movie… The impact of What The Health by Kip Andersen is tremendous. Every vegan Facebook group now has at least a few people who went veg because of this documentary. I spent a day watching it and reading up on the long list of sources on the WTH website. Despite […]

Vegan keto diet

13 February 2017 - 9:19 by Martine in Basics, Science & Nutrition
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Vegan keto foods Previously I discussed how low in carbs you can go on a vegan diet. Since almost all vegan products contain at least some amount of carbohydrate, it can be a real challenge to go very low. For many plant-based eaters a medium carb diet is therefore the best choice. However, some people need to eat […]

Vegan low carb diets: what the experts say

26 June 2016 - 11:21 by Martine in Science & Nutrition
Low carb vegan A quick and dirty summary: vegan low carb high protein diets are probably healthier than low carb diets with lots of meat. There is also some evidence that they are healthier than low fat vegan and vegetarian diets. Read on to find out the details!

How low can you go?

31 January 2016 - 19:36 by Martine in Science & Nutrition
Carb numbers Traditional low carb diets like Atkins have you start at 20 grams of carbohydrate a day and slowly increase it to a level where you can maintain a healthy weight and/or good blood glucose levels. Going that low on a vegan diet is quite difficult as most vegan foods contains at least some amount of carbs. So how low can you go on vegan foods? And how low do you have to go to get the health benefits of a lower carb diet?