Whether for ethical, environmental, or health reasons, more and more people are choosing to follow a plant-based, vegetarian or vegan diet. This type of diet, when well applied, can be much better for your health.
What should be monitored with this diet?
- Vitamin B12, which is essential for the nervous system and the production of blood cells, is found almost exclusively in products of animal origin.
- Iron is much less absorbable from vegetable products than animal products. This nutrient is found in legumes, some green vegetables, and whole-grain breads and cereals.
- Protein, essential for maintaining muscles and for the proper functioning of the body, is present in greater quantities in soybeans and legumes.
Reducing meat consumption is very good for your health, but you should also be aware of the nutrient deficiencies that can easily develop. Better food choices are therefore important to know, control, and revise.
Why Choose Our Plant-Based Dietitians?
As a vegetarian or vegan, making appropriate food choices can ensure you avoid serious illness and the need for medical treatment. To prevent health issues, adapt your diet with the help of a and our Eat-Well Program. Whether you want to take the next step toward this lifestyle or you’re a long-time vegan/vegetarian looking to learn more about how to eat well, an appointment with our plant-based dietitianscan help. Together, we’ll ensure you have a healthy, varied menu that fits your tastes.