Key nutrients for vegetarians, vegans and raw vegans

By Perrin Braun Jun 19, 2013

Are you eating a meatless diet? Many people are opting for plant-based diets either to prevent cruelty to animals or to help save the resources (land, energy, and water) used to produce meat. Others avoid meat for health-related reasons. For example, a recent study found that the life expectancy for vegetarians was greater than for meat-eaters. Vegetarians in the study had lower rates of heart disease than participants who reported eating meat. Vegetarian diets tend to be higher in fiber and important nutrients such as potassium, folate, and antioxidants.

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Vegging out: Nutrient considerations for no-meat athletes

By Perrin Braun Jul 18, 2012

 

There are several reasons why people decide to adopt a vegetarian diet; some do so for health reasons (vegetarian diets have been shown to lower cholesterol over time), some for environmental reasons (animal production is far more resource-intensive than plant food production), and some for ethical reasons (relating to the treatment of animals in concentrated feeding operations).

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How much do you know about zinc?

By Meghan Johnson Feb 29, 2012

 

Are you getting enough zinc?  Zinc is vitally important to maintain good health and optimize athletic performance year-round. Beefing up your zinc knowledgeZinc is an essential mineral that is found naturally in some foods, and can be consumed as an additive in other foods or taken as a supplement. 

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