Vegetarian Teens

Teens or parents of teens, becoming vegetarian is a big step information on how to make delicious and nutritious food choices when becoming vegetarian.

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

What Plant Foods Provide Iron?

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Are you finding enough iron in your vegetarian diet? Do you know what foods help your body absorb the iron you eat? Should you take an iron supplement? Iron deficiency anemia is a worldwide problem and often vegetarian and vegan … Continue reading

How To Feed A Vegetarian Teenager

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Did your teenager recently become a vegetarian? Will your teenager no longer eat your meatloaf, baked chicken, or fish? Do you want to support your teenager’s pursuit of a healthy vegetarian/vegan diet? Then check out our resource for Vegetarian Teens. Continue reading

Vegan Teen Athlete

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Being a vegan teen athlete is not complicated. It is easy for teens to receive proper nutrition for sporting events by eating a variety of foods. Teen athletes are able to receive everything they need from a vegan diet to perform at their maximum potential. Continue reading

Purging May Cause Throat Cancer

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Eating and purging creates the perfect storm for a deadly form a cancer in the esophagus. Learn how the body attempts to protect the throat from frequent forced vomiting by creating new cells that can lead to Barrett’s Esophagus, a dangerous disease. Continue reading