Understanding a healthy vegetarian diet and the benefits of it can reduce your risk of many diseases including heart disease. One important nutrient that some people are concerned about when considering adopting a vegetarian diet is not consuming enough protein in the their diet due to not eating any meat or fish products. Some great alternative sources of vegetarian
protein would be consuming beans, eggs, dairy products and tofu.
Staple healthy foods for any vegetarian would include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Some examples of how to get
more protein would be to snack on apple slices with peanut butter or carrot sticks with hummus. Be sure to consult with a
health care professional before embarking on a vegetarian diet and ask about additional vitamin supplements you may want to add to your diet such as omega 3’s, vitamin D, vitamin B12 Iron and Calcium.