Category Archives: Nutrition

Iodine in a Vegan Diet

Are you getting enough iodine in your diet? Do you know how much iodine is “enough”? What is this iodine stuff, anyway? For the answers to these questions and more, read this recent article by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, VRG nutrition advisor, and author of the nutrition section of Simply Vegan. Iodine in a Vegan […]
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Designing Unique Vegetarian Gift Baskets

Creating personalized vegetarian gift baskets gives you the opportunity to show someone how much you care by tailoring a unique gift just for them. Following the four easy steps outlined below will help you do just that. Step One: Select a theme. Vegetarian gift baskets are usually designed around a specific theme. Today our theme […]
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Healthy Benefits of a Vegetarian Lifestyle

If you have ever thought of a vegetarian diet as “cutting back”, its time to rewire that brain, because being a vegetarian gives you so much more! A daily consumption of a generous supply of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains will add healthy benefits to your life that you never dreamed of! People […]
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Bittman’s Veg App

Mark Bittman, food journalist and best-selling author of Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating, has released his second app for the iPhone, based on his cookbook… Read full article at www.vegnews.com
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Garnish – The Most Misunderstood Word in Cooking

When you think of garnish, you probably picture a sprig of parsley or mint, a sad radish rose, a carrot curl, or doodle of sauce, or some barely edible flower that has decorated plates for a hundred years – and still does in some quarters. If so, I’m guessing you don’t spend a lot of […]
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Letter from Reader About Naan

We received this note from a reader: I was reading your latest Vegetarian Journal and felt compelled to write because of info from your Nutrition Hotline. It is mentioned that naan is usually vegan. I think this may be misleading. I was in India two times – 1st for 2 weeks, then for two months. […]
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Pesticides on the Side, Please

The Relationship between Consumerism and America’s Food System. A Report by Liz Blair What do you get when you combine thiabendazole, phosmet, carbaryl, diazinon, and phosalone?  Many would say it sounds like a 7th grade science experiment.  This chemical experiment, however, is being performed upon humans. There are over 36 carcinogens, neurotoxins, and other harmful […]
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Pesticides Linked to Lower IQ

Three separate studies found that pregnant women exposed to pesticides had children with lower IQ scores. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley followed… Read full article at www.vegnews.com
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Where to Find Vegetarian Cooking Schools

More and more people are turning to alternative eating choices such as vegetarianism. As this culinary subculture grows, an increasing demand for restaurant quality meals suitable for vegetarians is on the horizon. After all, vegetarians like to eat as much as anyone else. Salad is great, salad is good, but even salad gets boring after […]
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Paula Deen Goes Vegan

Chicken-fried steak, bacon, egg, and doughnut sandwiches, and deep-fried butter balls will soon get vegan makeovers in Paula Deen’s kitchen. The southern… Read full article at www.vegnews.com
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