Tag Archives: Nutrition

Thanksgiving Nutrition Throwdown

Use our side-by-side nutrition guide when considering the reasons to go cruelty-free this holiday season. Read full article at www.vegnews.com
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Veg Men See Health Benefits

A new study published in Nutrition & Metabolism has found that men who abide by a vegetarian diet have superior cardiovascular health to those who consume meat. Read full article at www.vegnews.com
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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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A Vegan’s Guide to Good Nutrition

We all know that vegan foods are far healthier than animal products. They’re cholesterol-free, and they’re more likely to be low in saturated fat and calories and high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Of course, I’m not talking vegan cookies, candy or potato chips. If you want to reap the health benefits of […]
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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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VRG in the News

Thank you to VRG’s Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, who was interviewed during the past few months by these media: Philadelphia Daily News on becoming vegetarian, Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine on children’s vegetarian menus, the Health Direct health and wellness publication, the NPR Science Desk on tips for parents raising vegetarian children, […]
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VRG at American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo

Reed Mangels, PhD, RD and Cathy Conway, MS, RD at The Vegetarian Resource Group’s booth at the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston. Read full article at www.vrg.org
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Robin Quivers Charity

Robin Quivers, best known for her work with The Howard Stern Show, is participating in a run for children’s nutrition to raise money for her 15 Foundation charity. Read full article at www.vegnews.com
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Alternatives to Soda that your Kids will Love

Everyone knows that soda drinking is not good for the health. This is especially true for developing children. If your kid loves to drink soda, you should be worried, as this can take a toll on his proper development. It is important to kick this habit as early now before it’s too late. If you […]
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How Do I Gain Weight As A Vegetarian Athlete?

by Julia Driggers, RD For starters, gaining weight for a vegetarian athlete is the same as gaining weight for any athlete. First, you want to look at what you are eating, how much, and your training routine. To gain weight at your current activity level, all you need to do is simply add extra calories […]
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