RD Resources

Does eating a vegetarian diet help you live longer?

Therapeutic Use of Vegetarian/Vegan Diets in Chronic DiseaseResearch reveals that when a person chooses to follow a vegetarian diet they may find it reduces the risks of many chronic diseases.  A vegetarian diet may treat, improve, or reverse the following:

  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Digestive problems

Following a vegetarian diet may also provide beneficial results in the treatment for cancer and kidney disease.

Will a vegetarian diet  improve your health? Download our resource Therapeutic Use of Vegetarian/Vegan Diets in Chronic Disease (PDF) and experience the potential benefits of choosing a well-balanced vegetarian diet.

How can vegetarians get enough Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient. Symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Tingling
  • Feeling of pins and needles
  • Decline in brain function often manifested in speech and memory impairment,
  • Inability to maintain balance
  • Disorientation
  • Reckless behavior
  • Agitatation

Discover the how to make sure everyone in your family receives adequate vitamin B12 when consuming a vegan, vegetarian or plant-based diet by downloading B12 in Vegetarian Diets from the website Resources Page.

What Plant Foods Provide Iron?

  • Iron in Vegetarian Diets ResourceAre you finding enough iron in your vegetarian diet?
  • Do you know what foods help your body absorb the iron you eat?
  • Should you take an iron supplement?

Iron deficiency anemia is a worldwide problem and often vegetarian and vegan diets are viewed as at risk for this nutrient deficiency.  Use the resource Iron in Vegetarian Diets  to discover –

  • Evidence-based research on the iron status of vegetarians
  • The best plant sources for iron
  • How vitamin C increases iron absorption

Also available in the Iron in Vegetarian Diets  resource are the requirements for athletes following any type of  vegetarian diet.


Five Tips for Creating Meatless Family Meals

Healthy Tips for Meatless MealsCheckout Healthy Tips for Meatless Meals from Kids Eat Right a website sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In the Healthy Tips for Meatless Meals you will find five tips for feeding your family more fruits, vegetables, whole grains,  beans, and nuts every day. Also discover how easy it is to feed your family meals with out meat.

Download “Healthy Tips for Meatless Meals” »