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FREE E-Guide: 10 Things Every Vegan Needs to Know About Nutrition

Why is Fiber Important?

Fiber is one of those nutrients you constantly hear about but may not be entirely sure what it is, where it’s found, and what it does for you. What is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate, but since your body cannot digest it, you don’t absorb calories from it. If someone with diabetes ... READ the POST

Did the FDA Ban Trans Fat?

Big nutrition news today: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told industry to phase out the use of artificial trans fat, with complete removal from the food supply within three years. The FDA is taking trans fat off of the “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) list and declares that ... READ the POST

What is an Antioxidant?

You have probably heard of these powerful chemicals--they're frequently praised in the media as anti-cancer and anti-aging miracles. So what's all the hype about? Here's the low-down on antioxidants: Antioxidants are free radical scavengers. A free radical is a chemistry term for a molecule ... READ the POST

Healthy Vegan Travel Snacks

I write this as I pack for a weekend trip, with a variety of snacks laid out nicely on the counter, ready to be packed away into my carry-on. If only I had done this for another recent trip during which I was unexpectedly stuck at the airport for 17 hours sans good dining options. Lesson learned: ... READ the POST

Recipes for National Asparagus Month

  I'm not kidding--asparagus has its own month! And you can bet I am going to dedicate a whole post to this delicious spring vegetable! I will confess, I don't get too fancy when it comes to asparagus. I usually stick to my favorite methods of preparing asparagus, which I will ... READ the POST