The researchers zeroed in on participants' food intake (measured from three-day food records) and concentrations of nutrients (measured by blood and urine samples) that are generally lacking in vegetarian foods—such as: vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, iodine, and essential fatty acids.
The vegan group exclusively dined on plant-based foods, and their intake of legumes, tofu, and soy flour was higher than the control group's.
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Where can I find someone with interests like animal welfare, permaculture, sustainable living, alternative energy sources, bicycling over driving, organic gardening and all such conscious things?Now eliminate meat or, even more extreme, all animal products like eggs and dairy, altogether.That's the difficult reality vegetarians and vegans (especially) face every day.Here's where the vegans were okay: - vitamin B12 concentrations in vegan group for the most part were within the reference values, as were the values of the control group And here's where they were lacking: - serum vitamin D concentrations were below the reference values in a quarter of the vegan group and in just 6 percent of the control group- beta-carotene- selenium- iodine- essential EPA and DHA fatty acids So, we asked life-long vegetarian Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, registered dietitian, nutritionist, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, for her recommendations on the supplements indicated above as well as her own top-choices to help vegans fill the nutrient gaps. Sheth’s top choices are B12, D, calcium, omega 3 fats, iron, and zinc.Are you wondering what to prepare for your next vegetarian dish?