Do you follow a vegan diet or any of the vegetarian diets (lacto, lacto-ovo, ovo-vegetarian diet)? Are you concerned about having nutrient deficiencies?
Vegetarian diets can be healthy and may even lower the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cancer. However, eating a balanced vegetarian diet requires some extra planning to get all the nutrients you need. Vegetarian and vegan diets are very restrictive, which makes the diet more challenging. Here comes my role. I can guide you through your diet by:
Adding food that will provide the nutrients we usually find in animal food sources such as protein, iron, zinc, calcium, Iodine, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Incorporating vegetable proteins like soy, the only vegetable protein which is as complete as animal protein, as well as other plant-based proteins like legumes, seeds and nuts.
Mixing food sources, for example legumes with grains, to achieve adequate protein intake.
Helping you choose the food groups and food choices that, if eaten in the right quantities, form the foundation of a healthy vegetarian diet.