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Vegan Bath & Body Products

Did you know many bar soaps contain animal byproducts that come directly from a slaughterhouse? Not only do these byproducts find their way into bar soaps, but they're also in many of the beauty products and cosmetics you apply daily.

With names like tallow, sodium tallowate, stearic acid, and lard just to name a few, animal byproducts are not always easy to identify in a list of ingredients, and let's face it, when was the last time you looked at the ingredient list on your bar soap or mascara anyway?

To be sure your bath and body products are vegan, they should be labeled vegan, vegetable-based or cruelty-free. If they aren't, your products could include animal byproducts.

Read on for a list of vegan-friendly, cruelty-free bath and body products that will make you feel great both figuratively and literally.

Can Vegetarianism Save The Planet?

Arbtech, an arboricultural and ecological consulting company has created an infographic about whether or not vegetarianism can save the planet; an interesting topic for vegans and vegetarians alike.

The information along with easy-to-follow charts show us the consequences of growing animals for food as well as changes we could expect if humans everywhere were to choose a vegetarian or vegan diet over a carnivorous one.

This information is important for every human being to know and understand.

Guard Your Chocolate!

Dogs love the smell and taste of chocolate and are great at sniffing it out! Unfortunately it's highly toxic to dogs and cats alike, and should be kept in a place safe from both (think refrigerator or closed cabinet).

Although cats are much less likely to consume chocolate as they're not usually drawn to the scent in the same way dogs are, the crinkle of a candy wrapper can make for a fun toy which could cause them to ingest the candy by accident.

All About Legumes

Legumes are a class of vegetables that bear their fruit in pods. They are extremely healthy foods essential for maintaining a healthy plant-based diet.

Legumes are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. They are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium.

Legumes are also an excellent source of protein and contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber.

Read on for more information on storage, preparation, cooking, and conversions.

Legumes are made up of the following:

Egg Substitutes

If you're a vegan, chances are you've had to substitute an egg a time or two. And if you're looking to avoid eggs for other reasons, that's okay too!

It isn't as hard to avoid eating eggs as one might think.

Egg substitutions can and do vary, however, depending on what you are making. For example; an egg substitute for a baking recipe might not work so well for your Country Scramble, and visa-versa.

So let's get down to it. Your recipe calls for an egg. What to do, what to do?

Where do vegans get their protein?

If you're a vegan or thinking of going vegan, and you've shared it with ANYONE on the planet, you've most likely been asked the question "Where do you get your protein?"

People are often taught to believe the only way to get protein in their diet is by eating animals and their byproducts, but that simply isn't true. If you're eating sensibly, you will consume a good amount of protein.

Arming yourself with the knowledge of where to find plant-based protein is the first step in making sure you get enough in your diet, and we've created a list to help you do just that.

Know Your Vegetables

When you trace the word "vegetable" to its roots, you find "active," "lively," "vigorous," and "strong."

Vegetables are in a class of their own, being one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

It's not only healthy and smart to make them the star of your dish; it's delicious as well.

Read on to get information on everything from artichokes to winter squash. Plus, learn how to buy, store, and prepare your vegetables, as well as the nutritional benefits of each.

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