Key nutrients for vegetarians, vegans and raw vegans

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 ...

Vegging out: Nutrient considerations for no-meat athletes

  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).

How Much Do You Know About Zinc?

Are you getting enough zinc?  Zinc is a mineral important to maintain good health and optimize athletic performance year-round. It's a vital part of healthy cell metabolism, immune function, protein and DNA synthesis, and wound healing. If you’re not convinced that you should be paying attention to zinc, keep in mind it's also important for healthy heart, cholesterol levels, respiratory system and low inflammation levels!
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