Eating and Nutrition - Vegetarian

Tofu: Perfect Health Food...or Not?

As a soy food, tofu is a terrific source of vegetable protein. But in addition to helping to prevent certain health problems, it may actually cause some others.

Tips to Keep Produce Fresh and Safe

Fruits and veggies are essential for a healthy diet, but it's important they be stored properly (some require refrigeration; some do not) to reduce the chances of food-borne illness and maximize the shelf life.

Healthy Spotlight: Kale

If you're wondering why all the buzz about this popular leafy green, find out what makes it a nutritional powerhouse and how you can enjoy it as a part of your healthy diet.

What Type of Vegetarian Diet Is Right for You?

Are you a vegetarian if you eat eggs? What about yogurt? Here, we explain five varying degrees of going vegetarian.

Have You Checked Out Your Local Farmers' Market?

Farmers' markets are growing in popularity, and it's easy to see why. Food that's locally grown and harvested can reap some big benefits. Learn more.

More Mushrooms, Less Meat

Mushrooms (and certain other vegetarian ingredients) can have a positive effect on weight management. Here's how to add more meatless meals to your recipe repertoire.

The Dried Fruit Question: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Fruit is good for you, no doubt. But there are particular factors to consider when it comes to choosing dried fruit.

5 Foods That Deserve More Love

Add these too-often-overlooked nutrition powerhouses to your daily diet.

Part-Time Vegetarian: Consider the Benefits

You can give your body a break with some health-boosting vegetation. Learn how.

Your Teen is Going Vegetarian: What Now?

Dealing with a vegetarian in a household of carnivores can be challenging, but rest assured, everyone can co-exist peacefully.

Best Ingredients for Health-Boosting Smoothies

Watching your weight or looking to up your nutrients? Smoothies are a delicious and easy way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Try some of these.

Meat Substitutes: What Are Your Options?

Reducing your meat consumption doesn't mean you only have bean protein sources left. Consider these vegan meat substitutes. They offer the flavors and textures you enjoy from your favorite meats.

Cruciferous Vegetables Are Prevention Powerhouses

The evidence is overwhelming that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps prevent cancer. Cruciferous vegetables, in particular, deliver compounds that help prevent the transformation of normal cells into cancer.

Vegetarian Diet for Diabetics

Is it possible to live with diabetes, eat meat-free, and be healthy? Here's what's essential to keep in mind.

What is the best way for my child to receive adequate vitamins and minerals for a well balanced diet?

Christy Valentine, MD, discusses the best way for children to receive adequate vitamins and minerals for a well balanced diet.

Can Going Vegetarian Help You Lose Weight?

Is a meat-free existence the answer to a slimmer shape?

Vegetarians: Get Enough Iron, Protein, and Vitamin B12 in Your Diet


 
 

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