Posts Tagged ‘tofu’

Soft Drink Consumption = Bone Loss

Reasons why consuming soft drinks might be bad for bone health:

  • drinking soda instead of calcium-containing drinks leads to calcium deficiency
  • phosphoric acid in soda increases calcium loss (to neutralize this acid, calcium is stripped from the bone)
  • caffeine in soda increases calcium loss through the urine

You should be consuming around 1,000 mg of calcium per day. You can get calcium here: fortified orange juice, fortified soy milk, collard greens, kale, cabbage, bok choy, fortified tofu, broccoli, turnip greens, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, or a calcium supplement.  Continue reading

Filling Meals: Vegan Recipes

A reader who enjoyed my last post What I’ve Been Up to in the Kitchen mentioned that it would be nice to see some full-on meals (I mostly just provided snacks and treats in the last one) and I definitely agree. I have made some good hearty meals in the last few months or so, and I will share some now:

Black Bean & Garbanzo Stir Fry on Rice. This recipe I got from allrecipes.com by Tori Farbisz but I modified it by changing adzuki beans to black beans and I added brown rice and garbanzo beans to make the meal even more filling and protein-rich. Continue reading