Posts by Nataly Shemesh RD

Veganism Can Protect You from Heart Disease!

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About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Veganism Can Protect You from Heart Disease! NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN A balanced vegan diet can protect your heart and blood vessels, keeping you healthy, extending your life and reducing the need to take drugs for high blood pressure and cholesterol. A balanced vegan diet can protect…

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Does a Vegan Diet Require Supplements?

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About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Does a vegan diet require supplements? NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN The only supplement every vegan needs to take is vitamin B12. If you have a balanced vegan diet consisting of legumes, grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds in suitable amounts, you should get all the nutrients you…

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Headache

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Why does my head ache so much? NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN If you are feeling lethargic and tired and/or you’ve started to feel weakness or headaches – just keep reading 😊 Let’s start off by mentioning that there are many factors to consider, in addition to your…

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Natural Plant-Based Omega-3s

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About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Natural Plant-Based Omega-3s NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds are healthy and safe omega-3 sources. You can sprinkle them on salad, blend them into smoothies or even make them into pudding! Omega-3s are a group of fatty acids known to be beneficial in heart…

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The Elephant in the Room – Gas!

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית The elephant in the room – gas! NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Transitioning to a vegan diet may affect your digestive system. The high fiber content of many vegan foods can improve bowel movement, resulting in more frequent and/or softer stools. In addition, in some cases, the immediate…

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Vegan and Gluten Free

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About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Vegan and Gluten-Free NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN What is gluten? Gluten is a protein that is found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. It’s found in most breads, cereals, pastas and many processed foods. It is also the main ingredient of seitan, which makes up…

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Vegan Children

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Healthy Vegan Kids NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Can Children be Vegan? Absolutely! According to the American Dietetic Association, “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian…

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Diabetes

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About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Prevent Diabetes with a Vegan Diet NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Diabetes is the one of the leading causes of death in the world and its prevalence is rising. It is also a risk factor for other chronic diseases that may be fatal such as heart disease, stroke,…

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Cancer

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About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Facts about Diet and Cancer NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Vegan diets are associated with lower cancer risk Approximately 30% of cancer-related deaths are linked to diet. Plant-based diets are associated with an overall lower cancer rate than that of the general population. The risk reduction varies for…

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Fitness

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About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Veganism and Sport A Winning Combination! NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Athletes, especially bodybuilders, are often instructed to consume large amounts of protein derived from animals. They are told this will promote muscle development (hypertrophy). The truth is that the “protein scare” which is prominent in the fitness…

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