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.

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

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

What is zinc? Why do I need zinc?

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Zinc is widely available from many types of foods, so deficiency is rare in North Americans including vegetarians. The problem arises from phytate, a compound found in grains, nuts, and legumes that reduce our body’s ability to absorb zinc from these foods. 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

Step-by-Step Tips on Becoming Vegan

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A recent Harris Poll found that 47% of Americans eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. Are you one of this growing number of people interested in eating more plant based meals? 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

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

Got Enough Protein?

This vegetarian meal offers enough for an individual to meet nutrient needs as well as support good health.

Does a vegetarian diet provide enough protein? 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