20 Jun '12, 7pm

Vitamins, minerals and nutrients decoded for vegans and vegetarians: An explanation and comparison of macro- and...

Vitamins, minerals and nutrients decoded for vegans and vegetarians: An explanation and comparison of macro- and...

Dietary fat helps provide a sense of satiety after eating, and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K Fat provides 9 calories per gram – it is the most energy-dense macro-nutrient Vegan sources include nuts and nut butter, seeds, avocado, coconut, and plant-based oils Most diet plans – whether for weight loss, a food allergy, or ethical concerns, tend to over-emphasize the importance of macro-nutrients and under-emphasize micro-nutrients. While it is important to ensure that you consume adequate amounts of each macro-nutrient, doing so is easily achieved for most people by eating a varied diet with an appropriate overall caloric intake. What’s more important for many people is taking care to evenly distribute their nutrient intake throughout the day. In particular, limiting the quantity of protein and/or fat eaten in one sitting can improve digestion ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/vitamins-m...

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