Lower rates of Ischemic Heart Disease-25% lower mortality
Lower Rates of Hypertension, Type II Diabetes, 8% reduction of cancer in vegetarians, 15% in vegans
Look for nutrient substitutes
DON’T JUST OMIT MEAT WITHOUT PROPER SUBSTITUTES
“I have found working with vegetarian and plant-based clients very rewarding, so much so that it has affected my own diet, and am now not eating meat. I started working with the Vegetarian Society many years ago to help people start eating less meat and to help vegetarians stay healthy without eating animal products.”
“I enjoy trying new vegan products, like food, drinks, snacks and household products. Not all of these are healthy but a little chocolate is still OK as a treat. I love my vegan utensil kit to take on the road for packed lunches and snacks, my egg-free product for baking and savoury snacks.”
Well-balanced plant-based eating can provide all the necessary nutrients except Vitamin D but it does require a little more planning. Planning and cooking healthy meals can be very rewarding with all the aromas and tastes of plants, why not get the little ones involved too.
If you feel your diet is not quite fulfilling your nutritional needs, or your hectic lifestyle is not giving you time to plan and prepare, a supplement may be necessary for these nutrients along with your Vitamin D.