Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton5
Are You Getting What You Need? Top 5 Nutrition Resources for New Vegans
Are you looking for some good nutritional guidance, to make sure you’re getting what you need from your newly plant-based habits? Thinking of going vegan, but not sure exactly how to healthfully make the leap? Look no further: these nutrition resources make it easy to be a healthy herbivore!
1. The Vegan R.D.
Ginny Messina knows her business; and her business is vegan nutrition! Follow her blog theveganrd.com for info on anything and everything related to meeting nutritional needs within a vegan diet. For the full (vegan) Monty in one big boss reference book, seek out Vegan for Life — a comprehensive look at vegan nutrition, by Messina and fellow-plant-based-dietician Jack Norris.
If you’re a she-type vegan, seek out Vegan for Her by Ginny Messina and JL Fields; for 50+ vegan newbies, check out Messina’s newest book Never Too Late to Go Vegan (with Carol J. Adams and Patti Breitman). All of these works offer a comprehensive and easy-to-read exploration of everything you ever wanted to know about vegan nutrition, but were afraid to ask!
2. Vegan Health
Jack Norris, R.D. also runs veganhealth.org, a science-based nutrition site that’s well researched and very thorough, but still easily accessible to the average Joe or Josephine who wants the vital info on healthy vegan eating: highly recommended!
3. Vegetarian Resource Group
Vrg.org offers a massive compilation of vegan nutrition information with research links, in an easily accessible and searchable format. If you have any questions about vegan nutrition, I’m willing to bet you a hypothetical dollar you’ll find the answers here!
4. Nutrition Facts
Michael Greger M.D. searches out the most current and interesting nutrition research, to bring you the best information on healthy eating from a plant-based perspective. Nutritionfacts.org offers a searchable database with articles and videos covering everything you might ever want to ask about vegan nutrition — plus many things you probably haven’t even thought to ask yet!
5. Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
Pcrm.org promotes preventive medicine through a variety of programs emphasizing plant-based living; they also work to end animal cruelty in the medical world through programs targeting practices like vivisection and animal testing. PCRM offers some excellent nutritional resources including a 21-day Vegan Kickstart program, a well-researched and easy to read compilation of health topics related to vegan eating and a treasure trove of resources for transitioning towards a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Full Speed Ahead!
Whether you’re actively exploring vegan habits or just beginning to consider moving towards a plant-based plan, use these resources to embrace a healthy vegan diet. Meeting your nutritional needs within a plant-based paradigm may be easier than you thought.
Use these resources to enjoy a lifetime of happy, healthy, and compassionate eating — why wait? Go check ’em out!