Whether you are avoiding dairy because of allergies/sensitivities, are a vegan, or are simply joining the trend, plant-based milk alternatives have become increasingly more popular in America. With so many milk and milk-alternative options available, it can easily become confusing and overwhelming when trying to make a choice. Here are the pros and cons of traditional cow’s milk and several other dairy alternatives. Continue reading Dairy vs. Dairy Alternatives: the Pros & Cons of Each
In the United States, soy products are becoming very popular as sources of vegetable protein and they come in many different forms and tastes. One of the benefits of soybeans is the quality of the protein and the different forms it can come in. Looking in the grocery stores today we are able to see a much bigger presence of soy products readily available, for example, all the different flavors of soy milk products, edamame in the produce or freezer section, and tofu fresh in the produce section as “firm” or “hard”, as well as frozen soy burgers. Continue reading Quick Guide to Soy Products
It seems that Americans are either continuing to have diets that are not the healthiest or they are making concerted efforts to eat as healthy a diet as possible. Thus many people are not only trying to eat organic foods, but are actually trying diets like vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, whole foods, or one of the latest diets, the Paleo diet, named after what is felt was the diet of Paleolithic Man. Continue reading Comparing Popular American Diets
By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor
For those of you who choose to follow a vegan or even vegetarian lifestyle, you know best that sometimes one needs to get creative with their food to get all of the necessary nutrients for a healthy diet. Today I’d like to focus on just one of these necessary nutrients, calcium. Below you will find plenty of options for calcium-rich foods that are considered vegan, plus compare which ones are best for absorbing that calcium into your body.
Continue reading How Can I Get Enough Calcium in My Diet If I Follow a Vegan Lifestyle?