Notable Alternate Nutrient Sources

There is a misunderstanding about being vegetarian or vegan out there… too many people actually believe that you are going to be lacking in certain nutrients and vitamins simply because you don’t eat meat. One of the most common types of questions that we get asked when we are having a conversation where we area recommending that people try going veg is “But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?”

You can get all of your essential nutrients from plants – and packaged better than when they come from animal products! In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally adequate across the entire lifespan, but they can actually be more nutrient-dense than a standard diet including meat. The exceptions are vitamin B12, made from microorganisms, and vitamin D, which is supposed to come from the sun. Certain nutrients that concern herbivores include omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and protein. 

  Check out this handy chart as a go-to guide on excellent food sources for some of these notable nutrients and more. 

The nutrients that you get from eating meat are readily available from other sources as well... making eating meat NOT a necessity for healthy living! Changing the majority of your  meals so that they are plant-based is a great healthy choice

The nutrients that you get from eating meat are readily available from other sources as well… making eating meat NOT a necessity for healthy living! Changing the majority of your meals so that they are plant-based is a great healthy choice


*Resources:
—>facebook: The Plant-Based Dietitian 

—>Original article: http://bit.ly/1pmm0xZ

—>Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets: http://bit.ly/12sFhCv
—>Vegetarian Diet Adequacy: http://1.usa.gov/1uuToXX
—>IOM DRI Macronutrients: http://bit.ly/1oATp87
—>IOM DRI Vitamins: http://bit.ly/1qxi2ql
—>IOM DRI Elements: http://bit.ly/1828ZEE
—>Protein on a Plant-Based Diet: http://bit.ly/1kEYKcc
—>Vitamin B12: http://bit.ly/1f9ebMP
—>Vitamin D: http://bit.ly/Z62KzM
—>Iron: http://bit.ly/1qqZUNy
—>Omega-3 Fats: http://bit.ly/1m06iHB
—>5 Ways to Enhance Nutrient Absorption: http://bit.ly/1lzQE6w
—>A Day in the (Vegan) Life: http://bit.ly/1oAle4Q

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