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Healthful Hawaiian Treats

Healthful Treats

For people curious about veganism or those who have been following the diet for years, questions about vegan nutrition typically arise.  Is soy healthy? Where do vegans get their protein? How much B12 do vegans need? For queries such as these there are many experts we can count on who do extensive research.

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, says in her blog processed soyfoods such as meat and dairy analogues work well for people transitioning from a meat-centered diet to a vegan one. And longtime veggies can enjoy fake ham slices, soy mayonnaise and such now and then, keeping whole foods as the mainstay of their diet. Messina was a co-author of the American Dietetic Association’s position on the vegetarian diet.

Jack Norris RD addresses the B12 questions many people have related to the vegan diet, and gives recently updated recommendations for how much should be taken.  In his blog he also discusses calcium, agave syrup and numerous other topics of interest to vegheads. Learn about Omega-3s, pregnancy, raising vegan children and so much more on the excellent website maintained by Norris.

John McDougall M.D. is an expert on the effects of nutrition on disease and leading healthy adventure trips to Costa Rica and other parts of Latin America.

Michael Greger M.D. tours the world doing public speaking after he “scours the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition.” In his talks, his knowledge is impressive and current as he gives either a thumbs up or thumbs down to every food you can think of from potatoes to black tea to blue-green algae.

When questions arise, turn to these and other vegan nutrition experts the health-conscious community is so lucky to have.