What is a Vegetarian Diet?

Vegetarians can describe what they eat in a variety of ways. Registered Dietitians are here to offer their expertise to assist you in navigating the healthy food choices available for the many different vegetarian options.

Does eating a vegetarian diet help you live longer?

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Research reveals that when a person chooses to follow a vegetarian diet they may find it reduces the risks of many chronic diseases. Does that mean you can reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Heart disease? High Blood Pressure? Continue reading

Five Tips for Creating Meatless Family Meals

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Discover how easy it is to feed your family meals without meat with these five easy tips. Continue reading

Transitioning to a Plant-based Diet

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Add more plant foods to the mixed meals you are eating. Shift the balance of plant and animal foods toward more plants – the ones you already eat and love. Continue reading

Vegetarian Diets in Pregnancy

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Can I continue my vegan diet during pregnancy? I’m vegetarian and pregnant what can I eat? Making great food choices during pregnancy is vital for all women.  This includes eating a variety of foods, which are full of nutrients and … Continue reading

Are soy foods safe to eat?

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Discover how to include tofu, soy milk, edamame, veggie burgers and tempeh into a healthy diet. Continue reading

Breaking the Fast

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Why is breakfast important? What is the best breakfast? Learn more about this important, yet often overlooked, meal. Continue reading

Avocado – a Fruit to Enjoy!

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If you eat a whole avocado with orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots, the absorption of carotenoids, plant pigments that convert to vitamin A, is enhanced. Continue reading

Vegan/Vegetarian and diagnosed with Celiac Disease (CeD)*?

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Eating a plant-based diet with CeD means your body has zero tolerance for gluten which is found in plant foods that are also rich in protein. Wheat, rye, and barley are common in vegan and vegetarian diets but for optimal health a person with CeD must avoid them. Continue reading

Beans by any other name are cancer fighters

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Eating beans everyday can reduce your risk for breast cancer. Learn how this small addition to your daily diet can keep you healthy. Continue reading

Happiness Begins with Veggies!

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Recent research says that Vegetarians are happier than the rest of the population. They have less anxiety, depression, and stress. Continue reading

Do vegan children get enough iron?

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Discover how vegetarians can find adequate iron in plant foods and how vitamin C enhances the body’s absorption. Continue reading

Vegetarian? Vegan? Raw Diet! What’s the difference?

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Plant based diets are gaining momentum and becoming more main stream. Pop your head into any grocery store and you’ll be able to find numerous products marked “Vegetarian” or “Certified Vegan”. It can be difficult to know what’s what! Continue reading