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Let's get together to have fun and enjoy delicious vegan food with like-minded people.  We'll also discuss some of the current topics and issues in whole-food plant-based nutrition.  "Whole-food plant-based" means we focus on plant foods in their natural, unprocessed state as much as possible because such foods are the healthiest one can find.   However, this does not exclude small additions of salt, healthy oils, and natural sweeteners.  Some people may also choose occasional use of more processed foods such as bread, pasta, bottled salad dressings and sauces, sweet snacks, pre-packaged foods, vegetarian meat substitutes, etc.  These foods are not essential for a healthy lifestyle, but they do make it more appealing, convenient and tasty.

This Meetup is for vegetarians, vegans, and people who want to be; for those looking to prevent or treat chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, reflux, constipation, and many others. I'm a vegan Registered Dietitian interested in helping the community advance toward a menu that is not only healthy, but practical, convenient, inexpensive, invigorating and delicious! Each Meetup will focus on a particular topic, such as delicious ideas for beans and why beans are so important, how to use greens, simple effective weight loss without pills, powders or special foods, the proper role of salt in your foods, how to eat sweets without losing control, etc.

We may also explore the work of relevant authors, although this Meetup is not associated with any non-profit organization, author, publisher or food manufacturer.

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