Vegan Nutrition Guide

The essential vegan nutrition primer, written by Virginia Messina, MPH RD

Key Nutrients

Vitamin B-12

Vegans can easily meet their needs with an inexpensive supplement. Here's why it's crucial to get your B-12.


Dairy isn't the only good source of calcium. On a per-calorie basis, several vegan foods actually deliver substantially more calcium.

Omega 3

While it's true that most vegan foods lack omega 3 fats, here are some rich plant-based sources of this essential fatty acid.

Vitamin Buyers' Guide

Why take chances with your health? Make sure you’re getting the key nutrients of interest to vegans with these low-cost recommendations.

Best Vegan Cookbooks

Plants-Only Kitchen: Over 70 Delicious

Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based

The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious

The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook

Exercise and Better Health for Vegans

Fitness Guide

Don't let yourself be sedentary! Discover more than a dozen fun and easy ways to get the physical activity you need.

Weight Loss

Learn how a sensibly-planned vegan diet, coupled with moderate physical activity, can help you to achieve a healthy body weight.

Vegan Athletes

A vegan diet can fuel the highest levels of fitness. Some of the world's most accomplished athletes follow a vegan diet.

Vegan Bodybuilding

Not long ago, the world’s top bodybuilders subsisted largely on meat, milk protein, and eggs. Vegans have shattered longstanding myths that animal-based foods are required to achieve elite results.

Vegan Pregnancy Guide

The essential guide to proper nutrition for vegans before and during pregnancy, written by top expert Reed Mangels Ph.D., RD.

Optimize Your Diet

Protein-Rich Vegan Foods

You can easily meet your protein needs on a vegan diet. Get acquainted with the richest plant-based protein sources.

Organic Foods

Organic labels denote a wide range of growing practices. Learn how to get the most sustainably grown food without overpaying.

Gluten-Free Diets

Definitive info for vegans who need to avoid gluten-containing foods. Includes recommended products & cookbooks.

Best Vegan Supplements

Vegan B-12 (2,000 mcg)

Vegan D3 (2500 IU)

Vegan Multivitamins

Vegan Omega 3 w/DHA

More Vegan Health Information

Home made Granola

Plant-Strong Diets

The term plant-strong was popularized by triathlete, former firefighter, best-selling author, and long-time vegan Rip Esselstyn. It refers to a diet made up primarily of

vegan iron

Vegan Iron

Iron is an essential nutrient required to build hemoglobin molecules that are present in red blood cells. People who don’t consume enough iron develop anemia,