Grass Eaters?

I recently saw a graphic which had several panels, each with a caption under it. The first was labeled, “What others think I eat!” and pictured a field of grass. The seoncd said, “What my boss thinks I eat!” and pictured a bed of daisies. The final panel was labeled, “What I really eat!” and…

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Vitamin B12: We all Need Enough

Vitamin B12 is an extremely important nutrient for good health. Getting too little B12 poses serious concerns, and can result in anemia and damage to the nervous system. There are no plant foods which naturally contain this nutrient. Vitamin B12 in Vegetarian Diets is a pamphlet prepared by the Vegetarian Nutrition practice group of the American…

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Good News for Vegetarians’ Bone Density

Bone health has been a concern to those who choose a vegetarian diet. A newly published meta-analysis of nine earlier studies on bone-mineral density (BMD) and vegetarian diets is cause to breathe a bit easier. While vegetarians and vegans have a slightly lower BMD (4% and 6% respectively) than omnivores, the size of the difference…

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