Posts by Nataly Shemesh RD

Vegan Pregnancy

veganism in pregnancy

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Tips For a Healthy Vegan Pregnancy NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN A balanced, well-planned vegan diet is adequate and provides all the dietary requirements for pregnant women and their fetuses. In order to get the best out of your vegan diet, be sure to follow a few simple…

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Soy

tofu tasty

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Soy – health in many forms! NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Soy is a special, healthy legume that’s packed with high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. There are plenty of products made of soy, such as edamame, soy milk, tofu, tempeh, TVP and more. Fortified soy products are also…

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Meet the Good Carbs!

good carbohydrates

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Meet the Good Carbs! NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN The fear of carbs often surfaces among new vegans. Carbs may be considered “fattening”, but that actually isn’t the case. Why are people so afraid of carbs? Popular high-protein, low-carb diets, such as Atkins and Paleo, encourage people to…

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Vegan B12

the natural vitamin B12

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Vitamin B12 Supplement The Easy and Natural Solution NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN A plant-based diet provides all the vitamins and minerals you need, except for one – vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 originates from bacteria that are found in soil, dirt, feces and non-purified water. Apparently, in the…

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Vegan Protein

vegan protein

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Protein is Everywhere NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN A vegan diet can meet recommendations for protein intake regardless of age, gender or level of physical activity. The key is adequate caloric intake and a varied diet. Protein-packed vegan foods include legumes (beans, peas, chickpeas, fava beans, lupin beans…

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Vegan Calcium

vegan calcium

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Healthy Bones in a Healthy Body NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN There is an ongoing debate regarding the amount of calcium required to maintain healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis. For example, the recommendation for adults in the US is 1000-1200mg daily (which gave rise to the “3 a…

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Vegan Iron

vegan iron

About UsNutritionDietitiansJoin Us Donate English Español עברית Vegan Iron? It’s Everywhere! NATALY SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN Iron is an important mineral required to prevent anemia and it is particularly important for women at fertility age, pregnant women, adolescents and athletes – who have higher iron requirements. Contrary to popular belief, plant-based foods are very rich…

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