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Posts by Natalie Shemesh RD

Vegan Pregnancy

veganism in pregnancy

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Tips For a Healthy Vegan Pregnancy NATALIE 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…

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Soy

tofu tasty

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Soy – health in many forms! NATALIE 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…

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Meet the Good Carbs!

good carbohydrates

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Meet the Good Carbs! NATALIE 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…

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Vegan B12

the natural vitamin B12

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Vitamin B12 Supplement The Easy and Natural Solution NATALIE 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,…

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Vegan Protein

vegan protein

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Protein is Everywhere NATALIE 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,…

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Vegan Calcium

vegan calcium

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk Healthy Bones in a Healthy Body NATALIE 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…

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Vegan Iron

vegan iron

Let’s try vegan! Join the team The Dietitian Desk 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…

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