Nurse Practitioner Evangeline Reyes-Pastorella

Department of Neurosurgery, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Key Nutrients to Consider for Vegetarianism in a Nutshell:

1    -    Protein
2    -    Calcium
3    -    Vit. D
4    -    Vit. B12
5    -    Zinc
6    -    Iron
7    -    Omega-3 Fatty Acids
8    -    Iodine

Thinking about switching to a vegetarian diet? or just curious and want to know more about vegetarian diet? See Vegetarian FAQ by the North American Vegetarian Society.

Other Resources:

Protein in the Vegan Diet

Vegetarian Resource Group.

Vegetarian Travel and Restaurants

Vegetarian Resource Group.

Vegetarian Resource Group

Vegetarian Resource Group.

Non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal also produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.

Vegetarian Diets

American Heart Association.

Provides basic information on vegetarian diets as well as the key nutrients that should be included for optimal health.

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

American Dietetic Association.

Resources include fact sheets, a newsletter, and research updates.

MedlinePlus: Vegetarian Diet

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

MedlinePlus: Vegetarianism

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.