Veg Diets High in Nutrients

A new study busts the misconception that vegetarian diets are lower in essential nutrients.


A study published this month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association challenges the notion that meat-free diets are lacking certain nutritional requirements. Research conducted at Eastern Michigan University found that vegetarian diets actually surpass non-vegetarian diets in levels of iron, calcium, fiber, riboflavin, and magnesium intake, as well as boast high, healthy levels of protein, vitamin B12, and zinc. This data may help dispel the familiar misconception that vegetarians are in danger of not getting enough protein or iron from a plant-based diet.

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