Vegetarian or vegan? Make sure youâ€™re getting all the right nutrients.
Vegetarian and vegan diets continue to increase in popularity. What are the health benefits? Can they really reduce your risk of certain long-term diseases? And how can you make sure youâ€™re getting all the nutrients you need at the menopause?
In the Summer 2017 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, dietitian and public health nutritionist Gaynor Bussell discusses the health benefits a vegetarian or vegan diet can bring, such as a lower body mass index (BMI), lower cholesterol levels and lower incidence of certain chronic conditions, such as cancers, heart disease and diabetes. She also looks at how a vegetarian or vegan diet can leave you prone to nutritional deficiencies, and why itâ€™s essential to ensure youâ€™re eating a healthy balance of nutrients.
â€śVegetarian and vegan diets can be healthy if you plan your meals carefully,â€ť says Norma Goldman, founder and...