Tag Archives: Nutrition

Vitamin C is the Key to Healthy Vegan Iron Status

Ginny Messina on why Vitamin C is the Key to Healthy Vegan Iron Status.

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Soybean Isoflavones are Different from Estrogen

Because isoflavones are commonly called phytoestrogens—or plant estrogens—there is confusion and concern about their effects. Read more about why soybean isoflavones are different from estrogen.

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Can Cinnamon Help You Get Pregnant?

One of the biggest causes of infertility is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which affects as many as 10 percent of women. Women with PCOS often have irregular and skipped periods. There is good evidence, though, that changes in diet can normalize periods and help women get pregnant. Diet can also improve other symptoms of PCOS […]

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Olive Oil for Healthy and Intuitive Eating

Healthy intuitive eating was a theme in our our chapter on weight in Vegan for Her. Here Ginny Messina talks about the role of olive oil in healthy eating.

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Nutrition for Women: Our Needs Really are Different

Why a book on vegan nutrition for women? Are the needs of women really that different? In fact, they are. Here are five of the ways in which diet and nutrition are a little bit different for women…

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Cut Cravings with Vegan Umami-Rich Foods

When JL and I started talking about plans for Vegan for Her, we brainstormed ideas for recipes, including ones that would highlight the nutrition material in our book. I wanted to make sure that important healthful foods like beans, leafy greens, walnuts, Mediterranean type dishes, and tofu would all be well-represented. I also asked for […]

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The Plant Plate

Are you wondering how to eat a balanced, vegan diet? It’s easy, just fill up your Plant Plate! You can find The Plant Plate in Vegan for Her, available July 9! Do you have questions about The Plant Plate? Join us in the forum!

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Getting Calcium from Supplements

Should you be taking calcium supplements? Ginny Messina offers recommendations for getting calcium from supplements.

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