What is PlantX
PlantX is an all-encompassing website for everything vegan and plant-based. We are the only online platform to offer plant-based meal delivery, products, recipes, discussions, and local restaurant suggestions for any location.
Where Are Your Meals Made?
We currently work in collaboration with Modern Meat in Vancouver. All meals are made in the Modern Meat kitchen by chef Kayla Dhaliwall.
How Can I Get My Product In Your Shop?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will review your offerings. We are always looking for new vegan products to add to our curated selection.
How Can I Add My Restaurant to Your Directory
We have a directory sign up on our website. Please fill out all the required information here.
Where Can I Get Protein
Plant-based foods are loaded with protein. We recommend eating beans, nuts, tofu, tempeh, and quinoa.
Why Does Veganism Have To Be So Expensive
It’s all about learning how to shop effectively. We have noticed that many natural food stores sell products in bulk, which can help you save money. Additionally, it is very helpful to purchase produce while in its peak season, so that you get the best quality food at the lowest price.
Is Eating Honey Against Being Vegan?
Since honey is produced by bees, it is not a vegan product. Although the production of honey is not as unethical as the production of meats, it is still best to avoid it. We suggest using maple syrup or agave.
What is Veganism?
Originally, the term veganism was used to define a diet free of animal foods. Nowadays, the meaning also refers to non-food products – such as clothing, cosmetics, and medicine, which are produced without animal substances. The main concept is the prevention of large amounts of animal suffering and environmental destruction through the smallest of efforts.
What do Vegans eat?
Vegans generally exclude animals and their by-products from their nutrition. Vegans do not eat dairy, eggs, fish, meat, or poultry. Vegans also do not eat products that contain animal ingredients, including honey.
Aren't humans supposed to eat meat?
There are essentially two types of diets – animal and vegetarian. If you look at the large number of these diets, there is a clear consensus about which one is better for human health. Numerous statistics show that Vegan & vegetarian diets are healthier. If you are interested in learning more, there is a lot of information on the internet. For example, you can read the China study or consult a nutritionist – they will all confirm that there is a strong correlation between meat consumption and diseases.
How do I know if certain Food is Vegan?
The easiest way to find out if a product is vegan is to look for a label that states “Suitable for Vegans” or a “Certified Vegan” logo. Another way is to look at “Allergen Information.” If the product contains dairy products, eggs, or seafood, this must be indicated on the list of allergen ingredients.
Does Veganism actually make an impact on our environment?
There is no question that it is sometimes difficult to see the effects of decisions. This is certainly the case with farm animals kept out of sight, generally in remote rural areas. Indeed, farm animals are the most abused animals in the world. After many people have discovered the horrible abuse billions of animals are subjected to each year, many are still wondering if eating vegan food will really make a difference. And the answer is a resounding yes. People have the ability to change things more than they realize. If we stop buying Meat and other animal products, demand will drop, and farmers will breed fewer animals in return. In addition, the increasing number of vegans, vegetarians, and meat processors is helping to expand the availability of plant options in national chains, making it easier for others to follow suit.
Why do People become Vegan?
There are different reasons why people choose a vegan diet. For many people, not having an impact on the exploitation of animals remains the primary reason in their decision to go vegan. However, many also choose a vegan diet to reduce their impact on the environment. Others prefer this diet for its health benefits. Veganism has the advantage of being very healthy, especially for people with a risk of heart disease or cancer.
Do Vegans need to supplement anything, like Iron/ Calcium/ Vitamin D & B12?
The combination of nutrients to keep an eye on is vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iodine. You may not need to supplement with all these nutrients all year round, but it is important not to overlook them. Please find an overview:
- Vitamin D is necessary for healthy bones, muscle function, and teeth. Especially in the winter months, when we do not have enough sunlight or spend a lot of time indoors, we need to take in a lot of vitamin D from our food. Apart from sun-exposed mushrooms and fortified foods, vitamin D is not found in a vegan diet. Therefore, most vegans should take vitamin D as a dietary supplement.
- Vitamin B12 is important for normal brain function and a healthy peripheral system. Vitamin B12 must be supplemented in a vegan diet.
- Iron is crucial for healthy red blood cells that transport oxygen in our body. There are many plant sources of iron, but the human body is less able to absorb it. Eating foods with vitamin C helps us better absorb plant iron sources.
- Calcium is found in plant foods but is usually bound to another compound that makes it difficult to absorb. People who eat vegan food usually have lower bone mineral density than meat-eaters, which increases the risk of bone fractures. Therefore, it is essential that calcium intake is improved by fortified foods or a supplement.
Is Palm Oil vegan?
In general, palm oil is a vegetable product that does not require the use of animals. However, palm oil has damaged the environment, as vast areas of rain forest are being destroyed to make way for plantations that produce palm oil and several animal species are threatened with extinction as a direct result of its production.
I want to go Vegan, but where do I start?
Keep your eyes on the target, but don’t rush anything. Some people manage to become Vegan overnight; others take a bit longer. Like any other lifestyle change, it’s just habitual, and it takes time to decide what is best for you. If we can do it, so can you!
Why is it better to avoid eating Eggs?
Eggs come from animals and contain saturated fat, which raises cholesterol. When cholesterol is raised, it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Saturated fat can also lead to type 2 diabetes and is associated with multiple cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Furthermore, especially in order to curb the exploitation of the chickens’ reproductive systems, it is better not to eat eggs.