Though remarkably healthy, a vegetarian or vegan diet can lack some important nutrients.
By carefully planning meals and adding the proper supplements, you can avoid the pitfalls of many “veg-heads”!
So what nutrients might be lacking on your veggie laden plate? Let’s take a look and see how your diet measures up!
- Calcium- Essential for building strong teeth and bones, calcium is most readily found in dairy products, like milk, yogurt, and cheese. For those who avoid dairy, be sure to eat plenty of dark green vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, and collard greens. They are good sources of calcium with the added bonus of being great for your complexion! Try this recipe for Curry Kale Chips and enjoy your greens! Additionally, many juices, cereals, and soy products are enriched with calcium to aid in maintaining strong bones.
- Iodine- Necessary for regulating the thyroid gland and for healthy brain, heart, and kidney function, the necessary amount of Iodine can be easily attained. About 1/4 teaspoon of Iodized Salt each day will give you all the Iodine you need!
- Iron- Though readily available in beans, legumes, whole grains, and dark, leafy greens, the for....