Iron from meatless diets

When it comes to meatless diets and children, parents worry about protein and iron.  Both are legitimate concerns, and iron is especially critical for growing teens and children and women of child bearing age.  Iron is essential for red blood cell formation and function.  Meat is one of the top sources of dietary iron.  The […]

Top picks for reliable nutrient information

Emphasis on reliable I write about nutrition all the time, but that doesn’t mean I’ve memorized everything there is to know about all the vitamins and minerals.  Plus that information changes with new research data.  So where do I got for the latest reliable information?  Emphasis on reliable.  Here’s what I don’t do: a random […]

5 reasons to eat lots of vegetables

Can you eat too many vegetables?  Honestly, I don’t think there is such a thing as too many vegetables.  In fact, I wonder if it’s possible to live on nothing but vegetables.  It certainly wouldn’t be boring.  The main drawback would be getting enough protein.  It could work if you include cooked dried beans in […]

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