Anyone thinking about removing meat from their diet should aim to consume a well-rounded variety of nutrient-dense food choices rather than just loading up on pasta and other low nutrient, meat-free foods. Instead, choose a mixture of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, eggs and healthy dairy foods. These foods supply a wide range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients crucial to overall health.
Those eating a vegetarian diet need to pay special attention to their intake of protein, fatty acids, iron, zinc, iodine, vitamin D and vitamin B-12. This may seem like a lot to worry about but modern resources such as meal tracking websites and applications for your phone make food and nutrient tracking easy. There are also many fun, creative, simple, meatless recipes on the internet. Get creative, try something new and discover some new, healthy foods!
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