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Vegetarian Information & Resources

Welcome to NutrActive's section of the site dedicated to providing you with helpful resources. This page is dedicated to identifying helpful tools for those who have chosen to follow some form of vegetarianism. Whether your full blown vegan or include eggs or milk but no meat, this page includes many useful resources to help ensure you are eating a balanced diet and not getting bored with your food choices.

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Vegetarian Nutrition

Vegetarian diets can be a very healthy way to eat, but choosing to eliminate meat does not guarantee healthy eating. The key is to consume a variety of foods and the right amount of foods to meet your calorie needs. Nutrients that vegetarians may need to focus on include protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B 12. For specifics on what vegetarians need to focus on, go to:

  https://www.choosemyplate.gov/tips-vegetarians

The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) :

The VRG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and veganism. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition related publications. Listed below are several key areas of concern when eating vegan. Search through the entire site for vegetarian related topics that best meet your needs.

Veganism in a Nutshell
  http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/vegan.htm

Low-Cost Vegan Menus
  https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2006issue2/2006_issue2_mealplans.php

Calcium in the Vegan Diet
  https://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.php

Iron in the Vegan Diet
  https://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php

Vegetarian Times

Vegetarian Times delivers simple, delicious food, plus expert health and lifestyle information that is exclusively vegetarian but wrapped in a fresh, stylish mainstream package that is inviting to all.

  http://www.vegetariantimes.com/

Veg Web

An extensive collection of user-created and reviewed vegan recipes. Plus, 13,000 VegFriends profiles, articles, and more.

  http://www.vegweb.com/

Veg Source

Your Source for All Things Vegetarian:
A community of nice people sharing an interest in health, diet and the planet. Over 10,000 vegetarian & vegan recipes, discussion boards, and articles.

  http://www.vegsource.com/


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