Eat more plants. The right way.
If you're reducing your consumption of animal products, it's important to plan right.
Most of us - including meat eaters - have multiple nutrient deficiencies. Animal meats and eggs are nutrient dense, so when reducing or removing them from your diet, there is a risk of making existing nutrient shortfalls worse, or developing new deficiencies. Common deficiencies of those shifting to plant-based diets include vitamin B3, vitamin B12, vitamin D, DHA, EPA, choline, iodine, calcium, zinc, and iron.
Meeting mineral requirements can be especially challenging for plant-centric or plant-only diets. Two reasons. First, the way minerals are packaged in animal products makes them more easily absorbed. Second, some substances in animal meats help counteract certain "anti-nutrient" compounds found in some plants - including oxalates, phytates, and some fibers -- that bind to minerals during digestion and reduce their absorption rate. What does this mean for plant-centric and plant-only eaters? Your mineral intake targets will be 2x to 4x higher than the RDA, since the RDA is calculated based on a meat-centric diet.
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Keep the big picture in view. See the long-term health impact of your dietary choices -- and see your climate impact reduce as your shift to a more plant-centric way of eating.