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How to Make Sure You're Getting the Nutrients You Need on a Gluten Free and Vegan Diet

Season 1, Ep. 1114

If you're vegan or vegetarian the most important thing is to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. As long as the diet is well planned and varied, it can meet nutritional needs.

According to Registered Dietician Katarina Mollo

The main nutrients of concern with these diets are:

• vitamin B12

• vitamin D

• omega-3 fatty acids

• calcium

• iron

• zinc (2)

Main nutrients of concern with GF diets:

• low fiber

• high fat

• more sugar and high fructose corn syrup

• low in certain vitamins and minerals:

◦ B vitamins

◦ Calcium

◦ Magnesium

◦ Iron

◦ Zinc

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