VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN DIET
Vegans and vegetarians have similar or greater intakes of most minerals with the exception of iodine, calcium (vegans only) and selenium.
Vitamins and minerals
Vegans and vegetarians should take extra care with iron and zinc because of their low bioavailability from plant-based diets. All vegans and vegetarians who limit dairy foods and eggs, should regularly include a reliable source of vitamin B12 in their diet or take a B12 supplement. If you don’t eat fish, it would be a good idea to consider an omega 3 supplement made from an algae derived DHA.
Through careful planning, support and lifestyle analysis we can help you to enjoy a vegan or vegetarian diet while meeting your individual nutritional needs. There are many different ways we can help with this, and we look forward to helping patients to celebrate this choice with conﬁdence.