5 tips for vegetarians/vegans to ensure you stay healthy
By Rick Hay
Rick is an anti-ageing and fitness nutritionist with many years of clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathy, botanical medicine and iridology.
You can get most of the nutrients you need from eating a varied and balanced vegan and vegetarian diet. For a healthy veg diet, the key is to consume a variety of foods in the right amounts to meet your nutrient needs. Such a diet can provide many health benefits. Vegans tend to have: lower rates of high blood pressure, lower risk of type-2 diabetes, 15% lower risk of cancer, and lower cholesterol levels. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when considering a vegan or vegetarian diet: