The stepping stone of any diet – vegetarian diets included – is variety of foods. Our body needs food that can furnish all the nutrients.
This task becomes more difficult with the more restrictive of diets. Therefore vegetarian diets require additional care to ensure that they include enough of nutrients.
One should take care that the following be present: calcium, iron, omega 3, protein, vitamins B12 and D, zinc. The importance of all these substances for the health and the best way to get them in sufficient quantities will be the subject of the next article from leading dietitians at the MAYO clinic. HERE