Hold the Mayo, Thank the Clinic

(Via Veggie Going Vegan via Veggie Chic)

Mayo Brothers (photo by Olivander)

Mayo Brothers (photo by Olivander)

Nayonaise (photo by Smiteme)

Nayonaise (photo by Smiteme)

Very happy to see this great set of resources from the Mayo Clinic – Vegetarian Diet: How to Get the Best Nutrition – which begins:

Adopting a healthy vegetarian diet isn’t as simple as scraping meat off your plate and eating what’s left. You need to take extra steps to ensure you’re meeting your daily nutritional needs.

A healthy vegetarian diet consists primarily of plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Because the emphasis is on nonmeat food sources, a vegetarian diet generally contains less fat and cholesterol, and typically includes more fiber.

and concludes:

No matter what your age or situation, a well-planned vegetarian diet can meet your nutritional needs.

They even created a vegetarian version of the food pyramid:

Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Nice to see this coming from mainstream health sources, not just the PCRM.

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  1. Interested in starting to be a vegetarian. Hopping somebody can help me.

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