The Vegan Starter Shopping List

Get started on the vegan diet with this list of healthy foods.

The Vegan Starter Shopping List

Veganism is not just a fad diet, it is a lifestyle choice. A choice that involves eliminating all foods and ingredients that derive from animals -- including items like eggs and milk. If you're thinking of going vegan but don't know where to start, use this list, from The Latina Vegan, the next time you go to the grocery store.

More: The Beginner's Guide to Going Vegan


Quinoa is a staple in the vegan diet because it is a perfect protein-packed base to use in meals. Try making quinoa bowls with fresh veggies and meat alternatives like tofu and tempeh. This grain is very versatile and can also be made into a filling breakfast, similar in consistency to oatmeal.

More: Quick, Easy, and Delicious Quinoa Recipes

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.