Brenda Davis, R.D. weighs the pros and cons of a whole food diet vs the paleo diet and why the paleo diet gains popularity over other alternatives.
Internationally acclaimed dietitian Brenda Davis explores the health benefits of vegan diets compared to other dietary choices; explains protein and amino acid requirements at various stages of life; describes fats and essential fatty acids and their value in plant-based diets; investigates carbohydrate facts and fallacies; reveals the truth about wheat, gluten, and grains; pinpoints where to obtain calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals without animal products; clarifies the importance of obtaining vitamin B12; and shows how to attain optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation and how to achieve and maintain healthy weights and exceptional fitness on a vegan diet.While much of the emphasis is on the health advantages that vegan diets offer. Plant-based nutrition truly benefits the entire planet, and every bite makes a difference.
Brenda Davis, registered dietitian and nutritionist, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. She is currently on a diabetes intervention research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda spent 8 months in Majuro in 2006 and returns for 4-6 week periods every year or two. Brenda is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In July 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. A co-author of nine books – award winners, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition(2014) and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013), and the best-sellers, Becoming Vegan (2000), Becoming Vegetarian (1994, 1995), The New Becoming Vegetarian (2003) and Defeating Diabetes (2003), Dairy-free and Delicious (2001)and Becoming Raw (2010) and Raw-food Revolution Diet (2008). Brenda lives in Kelowna, British Columbia with her husband Paul. She has two grown children, Leena and Cory.
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Quick, Easy, Nutritious Meal Planning Tips For Busy Moms
Once you decide to improve your nutrition, you are on your way to better health and overall wellness. Luckily, this is a lifelong journey that you can pursue at your own pace. If it makes things easier, just use advice like this article to get started.
It is important to eat plenty of protein every day. The amino acids and other nutrients in protein serve to build up your skin, blood, organs and muscles, as well as maintain their integrity and health. They also aid your body in both energy metabolism and cell processes. Protein helps protect your body from diseases. Ideal providers of protein in your diet should include seafood, legumes, nuts and seeds, some whole grains and dairy products, and lean meats, like poultry and fish.
Try to consume whole grains at every meal. In general people who include whole grains instead of refined carbohydrates are healthier. Learn to read labels and look for 100% whole wheat as a top ingredient in your daily picks. This will provide your body with the fiber it needs, as well as nutrients that refined carbohydrates lack.
You should strive to eat various types of protein on a weekly basis. Choose lean meats, skinless poultry and fish. You should also eat eggs for a source of protein. Studies have shown that a single egg eaten daily does no harm. Try eating a meal without meat once weekly. Instead, eat more seeds, peanut butter, nuts and beans.
Slow down your eating process. In today’s fast-paced society, peoople eat too quickly. There is no need to rush while eating; take it easy. Slow down when you eat, and relish every bite. Doing so will help you feel much fuller faster. You are also less likely to binge.
You must take small steps when approaching dieting. The tips contained here will give you a start on your trip. There is no right way or wrong way to improve your diet, only healthy and unhealthy choices. Just remember that every step helps you move closer to having a healthy body.