How to Get Iron on a Vegan Diet

On the whole, the vegan lifestyle can lead to several health benefits. Part of that is due to the influx of micronutrients so abundantly found in plants, the other part is due to the avoidance of animal-based foods which contain many harmful components such as cholesterol, trans and saturated fats, IGF-1, Neu5gc, and other foreign […]

Keto Named the Least-Healthy Diet of the Year. How Did the Vegan Diet Rank?

The ketogenic diet—a weight-loss diet that is traditionally high in animal protein—has been named the least-healthy diet of the year by a panel of diet and nutrition experts in the US News and World Report annual diet rankings. The experts rated 40 diets on a range of levels, including weight loss, nutrition, safety, and their […]

Scientific Updates: Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes with Reduced Red Meat Consumption and Dietary Choices Affect Air Quality

Each issue of Vegetarian Journal includes a column called Scientific Update by Reed Mangels, PhD, where she reviews recent scientific papers related to the veggie life-style. The latest column looks at these topics: -Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes with Reduced Red Meat Consumption -Dietary Choices Affect Air Quality Read the reviews here: https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2021issue4/2021_issue4_scientific_update.php Subscribe […]

Busting the 3 Biggest Vegan Diet Myths

The first question I am often asked when discussing a whole-food, plant-based diet is, “Where do you get your protein?” Protein has become widely recognized as a miracle macronutrient that, apparently, is challenging to acquire in effective doses. However, this is far from accurate. Let’s clear up three of plant-powered protein’s three most common misconceptions. […]

How a Plant-Based Diet Helped Spider-Man’s Jacob Batalon Drop 112 Pounds

Jacob Batalon—who plays sidekick Ned Leeds in Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise—is 112 pounds slimmer these days after the actor made a few lifestyle changes, including switching to a plant-based diet. The 25-year-old actor decided to make the change after realizing that his weight was holding him back both professionally and personally. “I decided to get into […]

The American Heart Association Dietary Guidelines Emphasize Plant Foods

By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD The American Heart Association recently issued a scientific statement “2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health.” This statement replaces their earlier recommendations which were published 15 years ago. While the focus of this statement is heart health, it also considers dietary effects on cancer, diabetes, kidney function, and Alzheimer’s disease […]

The American Heart Association Dietary Guidelines Emphasize Plant Foods

By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD The American Heart Association recently issued a scientific statement “2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health.” This statement replaces their earlier recommendations which were published 15 years ago. While the focus of this statement is heart health, it also considers dietary effects on cancer, diabetes, kidney function, and Alzheimer’s disease […]

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Manual Includes Vegan Menu Options

By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of nutrition and dietetics practitioners, publishes the Nutrition Care Manual® This manual, which may also be referred to as a diet manual, is used by many hospital nutrition departments and dietetics practitioners. It is a web-based publication that includes comprehensive […]

New Edition of The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets Published

By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD A 4th edition of The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets has just been published. It’s a great resource for dietitians, nutritionists, and other health care professionals as well as students in these areas. As a contributor to this book, I can confirm that this edition has been extensively updated. It […]

New Edition of The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets Published

By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD A 4th edition of The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets has just been published. It’s a great resource for dietitians, nutritionists, and other health care professionals as well as students in these areas. As a contributor to this book, I can confirm that this edition has been extensively updated. It […]