Calcium is well known for its ability to build and maintain your bones, but that’s not the only thing it does. It’s also important for muscle contraction, blood pressure regulation, nerve transmission, and blood clotting. Most people get their calcium from dairy products such as … [Read more...] about Here are 10 non-dairy foods that are rich with calcium
Insects and lab-grown meat could reduce environmental impact by 80 percent
We at The Optimist Daily have written a lot before about the environmental benefits of lab-grown meat and insects as an alternative protein source, and the body of research for this cultural and scientific protein shift keeps growing. A new study published in Nature Food … [Read more...] about Insects and lab-grown meat could reduce environmental impact by 80 percent
This dating app connects vegans and vegetarians
These days, the dating scene can be an overwhelming place to be. With all the potential connections that we quite literally have at our fingertips, we have way more people to vet than we did in the past. Although the number of people embracing plant-based diets is growing, … [Read more...] about This dating app connects vegans and vegetarians
10 key ingredients for your plant-based pantry
Committing to cutting down on meat, or switching to a plant-based diet altogether, is good for you and is a more sustainable choice for the environment. Let’s face it, though, the texture and taste of meat and meat byproducts are hard to adequately replace with alternatives like … [Read more...] about 10 key ingredients for your plant-based pantry
Animal-free hard cheese that’s tastier than the real thing? Yes, please!
It takes 630 liters of water and about 9 square meters of land to produce one liter of milk. Since milk is the main component of cheese-making, that environmental footprint is automatically transferred to one of humanity’s favorite foods. While some vegan alternatives to softer … [Read more...] about Animal-free hard cheese that’s tastier than the real thing? Yes, please!