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Vegetarian Health & Nutrition

Eating a vegetarian diet (or vegan diet) and staying healthy can be a challenge if you don't know what foods to eat and where to search for information to help you be healthy. We, at HappyCow, have lived vegetarian and vegan for many decades combined, and we commend you for choosing a diet that will benefit you, the animals, and the planet. In this section, you will find information on vegetarian nutrition, vegetarian super foods, vegetarian protein, recipes, articles by nutritions consultant, and much more. Please feel free to contribute your nutritions expertise and experiences with us via email.


"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases... Vegetarian diets offer a number of advantages, including lower levels of saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein and higher levels of carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, boron, folate, antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, and phytochemicals. Some vegans may have intakes for vitamin B-12, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and occasionally riboflavin that are lower than recommended."

from Journal of the American Dietetic Association 103, no. 6 (June 2003).

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