Considering a plant based diet? Many experts believe that it’s healthier for you as well as the planet. But even if you start with a few days a week there are some basic nutritional guidelines you need to keep in mind.
The classic ‘Forks over knives’ diet is comprised mainly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Be sure to get enough Iron. Iron is necessary to build and maintain red blood cells. Dried beans, lentils and peas, raisins, and leafy green vegetables are all good sources. You many also want to consider a vegetarian iron supplement.
The same applies to B-12, Calcium, Omega 3 and Vitamin D. These nutrients are important to maintain strong bones, organs and general good health. And all are available in vegan or vegetarian foods and supplements. Do your research. There is a ton of info available on the web from reliable sources.
Last but not least, avoid refined sugars and highly processed foods. Choose fresh organic produce, organic whole grains, nuts and legumes, unsaturated fats, simple proteins and the purest supplements you can find like the natural all food Vegetarian and Vegan supplements from Food Research.