A well planned vegetarian, vegan or plant based diet can provide health benefits such as reduced risk of chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and some types of cancer.
The only problem is, these eating patterns can make it more difficult to consume all of the vitamins and minerals our body needs to function properly. These nutrients include vitamin B12, calcium, iron and zinc.
With proper planning, vegetarian, vegan and plant based diets can be nutritionally adequate, providing all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
Dietitians from PDC Allied Health can help you: