Plant Based Nutrition

Tofu: A Plant-based Protein Superstar

Tofu, also commonly called bean curd, is made by coagulating soymilk using calcium sulfate or nigari salts to form a solid block. Tofu comes in a variety of textures, from silky or soft to medium, firm, or extra-firm. An extraordinarily versatile product, tofu has unique nutritional features and health benefits that have been established over […]

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LEGUMES vs MEAT

  LEGUMES Highest fiber foods High in phytochemicals High in antioxidants Low in fat, saturated fat Cholesterol-free Non-heme iron No hormones, antibiotics No Neu5Gc No TMAO produced Low chemical contaminants MEAT NO fiber NO phytochemicals Minimal antioxidants High in fat, saturated fat High in cholesterol Heme iron (oxidant) Hormones and antibiotics Contains Neu5Gc TMAO production

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Eating Disorders in Vegans and other Vegetarians… setting the record straight

(From Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, 2014)   Many experts believe that vegan diets (and other types of vegetarian diets) can increase the risk of eating disorders. Some treatment centers consider the reintroduction of meat a necessary part of recovery. These beliefs are based on data released between 1997 and 2009 that reported significantly higher rates

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The Vegan Plate

  Graphic from “Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition”  (2014) and from“Becoming Vegan: Express Edition” (2013), both by Registered Dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina, Book Publishing Co. This vegan food guide was designed to ensure that your diet provides all the nutrients you need for good health. While following the guidelines provided will ensure most nutrients, some deserve special

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Vegan Junk Food… blessing or curse?

Vegan Junk Food… Blessing or Curse? Many people assume that becoming vegan means giving up donuts, cheesecake, smores, gummy bears, ice cream bars, cheezies, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and every other favourite treat imaginable. Twenty years ago, they would have been right. Today, they’d be dead wrong. Vegan versions of almost every convenience food, snack food

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