penrith dietitian vegan or vegetarian eating

More and more people are becoming vegetarian and vegan due to ethical, sustainable, religious or personal reasons. It’s so important if you’re a vegetarian or vegan to be aware of what nutrients you are at risk of becoming deficient in and how to make sure you’re replacing animal products with nutritionally similar alternatives and overall having a balanced diet that is right for your lifestyle and food preferences. Often blood tests can reveal nutrient deficiencies but often other symptoms, such as fatigue, skin colour etc can reveal potential deficiencies. Don’t wait until you experience symptoms but rather learn how to eat adequately.

Our dietitians and nutritionists are able to provide you with a nutrition plan and education on how to replace animal foods with plant foods that are nutritionally similar as well as screen for potential nutritional deficiencies depending on your diet and what supplements may be needed.