our mom was totally right about broccoli: Eating veggies is key to being healthy. But nixing all meat from your meals? Uh, that makes things a bit more complicated.
“On a vegan diet, there are certain nutrients that you either can’t get enough of or need to make an effort,” says Sharon Bergquist, M.D., a primary care internist with Emory University.
So yes, that means paying extra-careful attention to what you eat—or taking a supplement to fill in the gaps. But here’s the thing: Your supplement needs can vary a lot depending on what you’re eating (you may not need any!) and whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Always talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian before popping any pills.
Also, fair warning: Supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—and some research has found that many don’t even contain the amounts of vitamins and minerals claimed on the label.
Keep reading at Yahoo News.