Plant-based Nutrition

A plant-based diet can provide an ample supply of all the nutrients needed for optimal health. But whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or meat-eater, a healthy body requires a balanced and varied diet that includes all the necessary nutrients.

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There are still a lot of prejudices about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, including the idea that a plant-based diet does not provide sufficient protein. In this article, ProVeg investigates this claim and shows that plant-based nutrition is perfectly suitable to meet everyone’s protein requirements.

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People who follow a vegan/vegetarian diet enjoy various health benefits. But no matter which diet one chooses, it is important to supply the body with all essential nutrients. Of all nutrient deficiencies, iron deficiency is the most common. ProVeg explains how daily iron requirements can best be met with healthy, plant-based foods.

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Vitamin B₁₂

Vitamin B₁₂ is an essential vitamin that performs many important functions in the body. It is exclusively formed by microorganisms and must be ingested through food or dietary supplements. ProVeg explains how vegans and vegetarians can protect themselves against a shortage of vitamin B₁₂.

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There is still a lot of misinformation about vegan diets, including the myth that people need to consume dairy products in order to get enough calcium. In this article, ProVeg looks at the role of calcium in our bodies and shows that everyone’s calcium requirements can be met by a plant-based diet.

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Iodine deficiency is a significant health problem worldwide. Iodine is present in the ocean and soil, in varying degrees, but occurs mostly in marine animal protein and sea vegetables. For those on a plant-based diet, healthy sources of iodine include algae and iodised table salt.

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The foods we eat contain fat, and fat contains something called fatty acids. Some of these fatty acids, known as omega-3s, are very beneficial to our health – they can reduce our risk of heart disease and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Read on to learn about how these fatty acids work in our body, and how we can get them from the food we eat.