Category Archives: Vegetarian

Iron Intake Vs Iron Absorption: Vegetarian Diets

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Vegetarian Diets and Iron Status

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Metabolic Profiles of Meat, Fish and Non-Meat Eaters

It is becoming clear that the choice of diet made by the individual has a significant effect on health. In particular, clear differences in mortality and disease outcomes are present between those that consume a high quality diet and those … Continue reading

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Mortality in Vegetarians Versus Non-Vegetarians

Evidence suggests that plant foods have beneficial health effects. In particular, plants contain a number of phytonutrients that may be beneficial to the health. These phytonutrients include the polyphenols and carotenoids, two groups of chemicals that may play an important … Continue reading

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Are Vegetarian Diets Detrimental to Zinc Status?

Vegetarian diets can be healthy. There is no reason that animal products are required in the diet, as long as dietary practices are modified to take account of the nutrients that are normally supplied by animal products. In other words, … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism and Mineral Status

Plant based diets confer health benefits to humans. This relates to the high concentrations of phytochemicals contained within the plant foods. Plants are rich in fibre, vitamins and antioxidants and these components provide a substantial amount of the health benefits … Continue reading

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More On vitamin D Insufficiencies

In humans vitamin is activated to 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the liver. Plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are the accepted marker for vitamin D status. Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are increasingly being reported as being insufficient for human health. Vitamin D … Continue reading

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Nutritional Recommendations for Vegetarians

Generally vegetarianism can be healthy. Diets high in whole plant foods are known to confer health benefits, although the exact reason for the beneficial health effects of edible plants in not fully understood. Plants contain a number of essential and … Continue reading

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Do Vegetarians Need Vitamin B12 Supplements?

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Do Vegetarians Require A B12 Supplement?

Vitamin B12 is a generic name for a group of cobalamin vitamers that includes adenosylcobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, cyanocobalamin, aquacobalamin, nitrocobalamin and methylcobalamin. All vitamin B12 is produced by bacteria. Vitamin B12 is an important coenzyme to three key enzymes in human … Continue reading

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