Posts by Nataly Shemesh

Vegan Pregnancy

veganism in pregnancy

Tips For a Healthy Vegan Pregnancy 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 rules: Eat a balanced diet based on legumes, grains (especially whole grains),…

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tofu tasty

Soy – health in many forms! 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 a great source of calcium, and one serving of fortified tofu, soy…

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Meet the Good Carbs!

good carbohydrates

Meet the Good Carbs! 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 ban carbs. These diets are controversial, as they are rich in meat,…

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Vegan B12

the natural vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 Supplement The Easy and Natural Solution 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 distant past, B12 sources were unclean food and non-purified water. Nowadays, we’ve…

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Vegan Protein

vegan protein

Protein is Everywhere 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 and lentils), soy and soy products (tofu, edamame, tempeh, TVP, soy milk…

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Vegan Calcium

vegan calcium

Healthy Bones in a Healthy Body 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 day” campaign by the dairy industry), while the in the UK it…

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Vegan Iron

vegan iron

Vegan Iron? It’s Everywhere! NATALIE 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 in iron and it is easy to…

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