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Posts by Natalie Shemesh RD

Veganism Can Protect You from Heart Disease!

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Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Veganism Can Protect You from Heart Disease! NATALIE 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…

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Does a Vegan Diet Require Supplements?

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Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Does a vegan diet require supplements? NATALIE 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…

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Headache

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Why does my head ache so much? NATALIE SHEMESH | REGISTERED DIETITIAN If you are feeling lethargic and tired and/or you’ve started to feel weakness or headaches โ€“ just keep reading ๐Ÿ˜Š Let’s start off by mentioning that there are many factors to consider, in addition…

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Natural Plant-Based Omega-3s

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Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Natural Plant-Based Omega-3s NATALIE 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…

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The Elephant in the Room โ€“ Gas!

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk The elephant in the room โ€“ gas! NATALIE 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,…

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Vegan and Gluten Free

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Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Vegan and Gluten-Free NATALIE 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…

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Vegan Children

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Healthy Vegan Kids NATALIE 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.…

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Diabetes

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Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Prevent Diabetes with a Vegan Diet NATALIE 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…

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Cancer

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Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Facts about Diet and Cancer NATALIE 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…

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Fitness

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Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Veganism and Sport A Winning Combination! NATALIE 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 โ€œprotein scareโ€ which is prominent in…

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