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Move Over Fish Oil—There’s A New Vegan DHA In Town!

You know that recommendation from the American Heart Association to eat two servings of fatty fish per week? That’s because of the type of fat that fish have in their bodies. Salmon, herring and sardines contain DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 essential fatty acid. But guess what? The fish actually get their DHA from algae.…

Vitamin B12 for Vegans: What You Need to Know

While going vegan and eating a plant-based diet is a smart move when it comes to helping animals, the planet and our bodies, we need to make sure we cover all of our nutritional bases. If you’re eating a well-balanced diet of colorful plant foods including whole grains, legumes (such as beans), lentils and peas,…

How to Fit Heart-healthy Fats into a Vegan Diet

If you read my post last week, you know that limiting dietary cholesterol and saturated fat intake is probably a good idea and that loading up on fresh, whole foods and getting your daily exercise will go a long way to protect your heart. So what about all of the other fats? What about creamy…