Jessica D'Argenio Waller is a clinical nutritionist and health and wellness writer with a passion for plant-based eating and science-backed self-care. She’s always on the lookout for healthyish comfort-food recipes and new wellness trends to obsess over (earthing, anyone?). Find her most recent musings on nutrition and self-care at welltribe.co.
Jessica D'Argenio Waller
Your Plant-Based Holiday Party Survival Guide
It's party season, and plant-based or vegan eaters may be just a little anxious. Holiday parties often mean breaking out the fancy cheese, along with creamy dips, eggnog, and a photo-worthy ham, turkey, or roast. When you're eating vegan or plant-based, that doesn't leave you with a ton of options. Bu ...
7 Supplements to Consider When Starting a Vegan Diet
Here are the seven primary nutrients to supplement on a plant-based diet: Read on for more about what to take depending on your life stage.
10 Tips to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables, from a Nutritionist
Here’s the situation: you’ve got all the best intentions to embrace that plant-based life, but find yourself subsisting on French fries and chips + guac (hello, been there). It’s all too easy to focus more on what you’re avoiding (meat, dairy, eggs) rather than piling up your plate with plants.
How to Start a Vegan Diet: Choose the Free Diet Plan That’s Right For You
Vegan everything is the latest wellness trend to take over our feeds and influence our food choices. But a vegan approach or plant-based way of eating isn’t only a short-term solution to lose weight. As a nutritionist, I can tell you that numerous studies show that adopting a predominantly plant-centric lifestyle can have major benefits for your long-term health, including reduced risk of chronic
Here’s How to Go Vegan or Plant-Based, According to a Nutritionist
Want to start eating a plant-based diet? Here are five easy steps to take to feel healthier, more energetic and achieve your personal wellbeing goals.
The 20 Best Sources of Fiber, Your Diet’s Unsung Hero
The healthiest foods to eat all contain fiber. It's an oft-overlooked macronutrient found only in plant foods that’s super functional for your body.
Do You Really Need to Soak Your Beans? A Nutritionist Answers Your Questions
Yes, soaking matters. Whole grains and legumes are central figures in a plant-based diet, but many people may have trouble digesting these foods (think: stomach bloat, gassiness, general indigestion). Soaking and sprouting your beans and grains can seem like an extra unnecessary step, but it’s a major factor in making them easier to break down. It’s...
7 Ways to Reboot Your Diet to Stay Healthy and Feel Better Right Now
Here at the Beet, we’re staunchly anti-detox, but there are some gentle tools and techniques you can employ to boost your digestion and metabolism after a slow winter. Energetically speaking, spring is a time for rebirth and new growth, so take this moment to start swapping out winter’s starchy squashes, roasted root vegetables and heavier oils (all of which are good for rooted, grounded energy) in favor of lighter, fresher preparations (think: steaming and sautéeing, baby greens and raw fruit). You’ll feel as if you’ve spring-cleaned your body, no 7-day juice fast required.
Finished The 21-Day Challenge? What to Do on Day 22 and Beyond!
You did it. You completed a three-week foray into all things plant-based! Congratulations! Now what? Once you’ve tried 21 days of eating a whole-food, predominantly vegan diet, you’re probably at an impasse as to what comes next. Do you kee...
21 Day Plant-Based Challenge, Week Three Recipes and Nutritional Info
The whole point of begin plant-based is to be healthy! So in order to give you the full picture of what you're eating each day, we asked Jessica D'Argenio Waller, The Beet's nutritionist on our team, to make sure that all the days of healthy eating deliver enough macronutrients and stay within a healthy range...