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Viva! health are the experts in vegan nutrition – the number one place to go for information on diet and health! We provide the latest research on why a vegan diet can help prevent and treat disease. Whether you want basic or complex information – we have the answers.

For members of the public, journalists, health professionals, whether you are vegan already or just feeling vegan-curious – we are here for you!

On our colourful and informative pages, you will find out what you need to be healthy and which foods you need to eat to get all the nutrients you need to thrive.

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A-Zs

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A-Z of nutrients

How much protein do you need? What’s the difference between good fat and bad fat? Where can you find health-protecting vitamins and minerals? Our A-Z of Nutrients has all the answers and more!

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A-Z of foods

A vegan diet is packed full of amazing, health-promoting foods. In our A-Z of Foods, we take you through them one by one, explaining and exploring their benefits, unique properties and potential risks.

A-Z of diseases

A-Z of diseases

What we eat can affect our bodies in a number of ways and there’s no denying that animal products are linked to all kinds of health problems – from diabetes and cancer, to arthritis and zits. We explain all in our A-Z of Diseases.

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A-Z of hidden nasties

It’s never been easier to avoid meat, fish, eggs and dairy – but what about those hidden ingredients? Do you know what isinglass, carmine or shellac is? Our A-Z of Hidden Nasties will help you spot the hidden ingredients in our everyday products.

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Viva! Health FAQs

Vegan Health FAQs

Need some nutritional knowledge or answers to quandaries, queries or questions? Drop a line or email to Viva!Health’s vegan health experts

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Soya

Used to fuel the increasing global demand for meat and animal-based foods, soya has now become one of the world’s biggest crops.

Sports nutrition

Find out everything you need to know about fuelling your performance on a plant-based, vegan diet.

Health articles

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Powered by Plants – why plants are the best sports fuel

Plants can do more than just keep us well-nourished and healthy – a plant-based diet can also shift your sports endeavours to the next level. It’s no coincidence that more and more athletes are going vegan – and reaping the benefits.

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Menopause madness! Are you a hostage to hormones? What are the solutions?

There is much confusion and a real lack of information about the menopause – Juliet Gellatley explains why it can make life so difficult for many women and what we can do about it.

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5 rules for eating well on holiday

Just because you’re vegan, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to make do with bread and salad when you travel. Be prepared and you’ll enjoy your holiday food just as much as your time off!

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Healthy vegan diet

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Why veganism is healthy

A healthy vegan diet is packed with foods providing a wide range of nutrients that give you energy, are easy on your digestive system, boost your immune system, help clear-up your skin and improve your mood.

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What I need each day for good health

Have you ever wondered what you need to eat each day? How much protein and carbohydrate should you get? What types of fat do you need and where can you get them?

Supplements

Do Vegans Need Supplements?

According to some ‘health’ writers vegan diets are deficient in vital nutrients. So, do vegans need to become pill-poppers to stay healthy?

Mealplans

Meal plans

These meal plans are intended for guidance only. The information presented here is not intended as medical advice nor does it replace medical advice.

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Expert endorsements and testimonials

In recent years, the popularity of veganism has risen sharply and many more people are now becoming vegan or buying vegan products than ever before.

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Men’s Health

Just as a vegan diet is the healthiest diet for infants, children, women and older people, it is also the healthiest diet for men. There is no magic ingredient in meat or dairy that benefits men’s health.

Health conditions

Bone health

Bone health

In order to grow up big and strong with healthy bones you need to drink milk and eat lots of dairy products, right?

Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Why is the number of women with breast cancer rising? Is diet involved and what can you do about it?

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Other cancers

In the UK, one in two people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Just four types of cancer (breast, prostate, lung and bowel) make up more than half of all cancers.

Diabetes

Diabetes

Our D-Diet is specifically tailored to the needs of diabetics and has been shown to be able to reverse diabetes and enable many patients to be taken off their medication.

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Heart disease and stroke

Heart disease is one of the UK’s biggest killers. Smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet all contribute. The government recommends lean meat, low-fat dairy and oily fish.

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Obesity

The global obesity epidemic is no small problem! Obesity can lead to a wide range of diseases from heart disease to diabetes.

Why animal products harm

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Meat – Why Animal Products Harm

You don’t need to eat meat and it is not good for you! There is no safe amount. Find out why here…

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Dairy – Why Animal Products Harm

Milk is no miracle food and the consumption of dairy products has been linked to a number of health issues and diseases.

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Eggs – Why Animal Products Harm

Regardless of confused media messages, the facts remain. Egg consumption has been linked to heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer and food poisoning.

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Fish – Why Animal Products Harm

Why plant-based omega-3 fats are better than fish for your health?

Global health threats

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance

The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria or ‘superbugs’.

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Bird flu

Avian influenza (bird flu) viruses are among the most dangerous viruses that can affect humans, with a case fatality rate ranging from around 30 to 60 per cent.

COVID-19 Coronavirus - All You Need to Know

Coronavirus COVID-19 – What you need to know

We are in the midst of a global health emergency. Here, we answer the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and explain why we must stop eating animals to prevent future pandemics.

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3 in 4

Three in four of the world’s new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. Responsible for nearly three million deaths a year, these diseases are largely transmitted through trading wildlife (legally and illegally) and factory farming.

Sports nutrition

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The Vegan Edge

A vegan diet offers many advantages to athletes. Here, we explore what they are, how diet affects your performance and why plants are the best sports fuel.

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Nutrition basics

A varied, wholesome vegan diet is the best choice for athletes but to fuel your body right, it’s best to be aware of nutrition basics – what we need and where we get it from.

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Essential food groups

A healthy vegan diet that will support your athletic endeavours consists of these essential food groups. They are crucial to smart meal planning, so don’t skip any of them!

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Nutrition by sport

Each sport or type of physical activity has its own specifics. With these nutrition tips and key messages, you’ll be invincible!

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Materials

All the materials you need to be a thriving vegan athlete!

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Campaigns

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3 in 4

Three in four of the world’s new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. Responsible for nearly three million deaths a year, these diseases are largely transmitted through trading wildlife (legally and illegally) and factory farming.

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Slash the Risk

Our Slash the Risk campaign involves placing huge billboards in the West Midlands and Bristol in November and December which will reach 12 million people.

Scary Dairy

Going dairy-free is a smart move not just for ethical reasons but also because it will very likely improve your health in several ways. Try going dairy-free and see for yourself!

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