Avoiding Nutritional Deficiencies in a Vegetarian Diet

In a series of blogs, I will address the nutritional needs of people on special diets. Specifically, these will be: vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, and an athlete’s diet. For most people, a well balanced, whole foods diet should provide adequate intake of most nutrients. However, a few CORE supplements should be considered to fill in the gaps and provide an extra boost, no matter what diet you follow.

It is possible to to achieve a healthy lifestyle if you are on a special diet, whether by choice or necessity. Awareness of nutrient imbalances that may occur, and correcting them with menu planning and supplementation, are the keys to a healthy you.

Vegetarian Diet

In general, vegetarians avoid animal flesh, but a vegetarian’s diet can range from vegan, with complete exclusion of animal products (no milk, meat, eggs, honey), to a diet that includes some animal products like eggs and milk. Continue reading “Avoiding Nutritional Deficiencies in a Vegetarian Diet”

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