Plant-Based Diets are Healthier
Science is showing that a plant-based diet is healthier for just about everyone, and more and more people are doing just that. Vegetarians tend to be healthier and have less heart disease, cancer, and diabetes and they generally live longer. However, a unique diet also presents unique nutritional needs. Numerous research studies show that vegetarian diets often fall short delivering all the nutrients our bodies require every day. But how is this possible?
Mind the Gap
The typical omnivore diet has “gaps” in what the body needs and what it gets from diet. While Vegan and Vegetarian diets are typically healthier they can also leave “gaps” in the bodies nutritional needs. However, these “gaps” are different and unique for this type of diet.
Be Aware of Your Unique Nutritional Needs
Many Vegans and Vegetarians are unaware that they may at risk for several key nutrient deficiencies, such as vitamins such as A, B12 and D, choline, iron, zinc, and selenium. These are nutrients that come mostly from animal derived products or consumption. Some of the signs for these deficiencies manifest themselves only over long periods of time, and when they finally show up the underlying deficiency can be severe.
Supplements can help
An obvious solution to address these unique nutritional needs is to supplement the diet to avoid becoming deficient in the first place. There are many multi-vitamins and supplements that are vegan and vegetarian compliant but very few that specifically address the unique needs of the vegan and vegetarian diet. OptiVega® is an all new nutritional supplement that is not only vegan, but also addresses the specific nutritional needs of the vegan and vegetarian diet for optimal nutritional balance.
The right supplements could be the key to achieving optimal nutritional harmony in your healthy lifestyle.
Be mindful of what you put in your body