Here’s what you need to know about how nutrition is related to mental health. Your Food Could Be Affecting Your Mood—Here’s How Food has the power to change your mood. Researchers think this happens in a few different ways, including neuroinflammation (an inflammatory response in the brain/nervous system) and changes to the gut microbiome….
Dietitian-curated posts about vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based nutrition.
Thinking about going vegetarian? I’m sharing ten things I wish I would’ve know before I made the switch. 1. Align with your intention The first step in any major lifestyle shift is to understand intention and motivation. So why, exactly, are you thinking about going plant-based? Because you love pigs and cows? Because you know…
We’ve been talking a lot lately about how diets don’t work for weight loss and a question I often get when I bring up my non-diet approach is “what about vegetarians and vegans?” Is there a such thing as vegan intuitive eating or are men and women who avoid animal products for ethical reasons really just on a “diet” that…
Today I’d like to partake in some serious nutrition myth-busting.
Probiotics are a hot topic these days, and for good reason. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, here’s what you need to know about plant-based probiotics and gut health.
One of the most common questions I hear toward people following a plant-based diet is “where do you get your protein?” I’ve already covered the basics of plant-based protein but today I want to talk more about which foods you can incorporate to meet your protein needs with plants!
Aside from protein and calcium, one of the most common concerns I hear about plant-based diets is that they may not provide enough iron. Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world and it’s true that vegetarians tend to have lower levels, so let’s talk about how we can make sure that we’re…
You probably know that calcium is an essential mineral for bone health. But can you really get enough calcium without dairy?
Where do vegans and vegetarians get protein? Do they really get enough? Let’s toss out the myths and talk about the science.