Calcium is strongly associated with dairy so what’s a vegan to do? Does dairy really have bone-protecting properties? In this interview with Dr. Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org, we look into vegan calcium sources and the truth behind all the dairy hype.
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We’ve all heard how important omega 3 fatty acids are for our health, a concern which is usually answered with fish oil supplements. So, what is a vegan or would-be vegan to do?
Protein can be a great concern when considering a vegan diet. Where do you get it? How much is enough?With the help of Dr. Michael Greger, we'll address this most common nutritional concern for a vegan diet.
Vegans are often depicted as pale, weak and anemic due to the lack of meat in our diet. But is iron deficiency really an issue on a plant-based diet? With the help of Dr. Michael Greger, we learn about the difference between heme and non-heme iron.
With estimates of around 70% of the population being deficient in vitamin D, we’re apparently not getting the sun exposure and/or dietary intake we need. With the help of Dr. Greger, we learn more about how to ensure adequate vitamin D levels.
Vitamin B12 is one of the greatest concerns people seem to have when considering a vegan diet. With the help of Dr. Michael Greger, we learn about where B12 comes from and how to get adequate levels as a vegan.
Zinc deficiency is a common concern for people interested in going vegan. Just how difficult is it for vegans to get adequate zinc? Should men be more cautious than women? With the help of Dr. Michael Greger, we look into the role of zinc in the body.
Iodine is vital for proper thyroid function in the body. The top sources of iodine are foods from the sea and iodized salt, followed by milk and eggs. So what's a vegan to do?
Carnitine, creatine, carnosine and taurine aren’t the first concerns new vegans have. They usually come to light after reading articles cautioning would-be vegans of potential nutritional pitfalls. Should vegans be concerned about these nutrients?
When it comes to our health and nutrition, we tend to always worry most about what we’re not getting ENOUGH of when what is killing us is what we’re getting TOO MUCH of.