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
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.
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...
The Best 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 One Recipes and Nutritional Info, from a Certified Nutritionist
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...
Need a Snack? Try One of These 10 Vegan Snacks, Nutritionist Approved!
There are few things I love more than a really great snack. But not just any ol’ hummus and carrots combo (no offense to hummus!). I just need big flavor to really tide me over until my next meal. Of course, I also want my snack to be plant-forward (i.e. no...