Notable Nutrient Sources

“But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?”

This is the most common type of question I am consistently asked. Rest assured, you can get all of your essential nutrients from plants – and packaged better – than when they come from animal products. In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally adequate across the lifespan, but to actually be more nutrient-dense than a standard diet. The exceptions are vitamin B12, made from microorganisms, and vitamin D, which is supposed to come from the sun. Certain nutrients that concern herbivores include omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and protein. Thus, I have created this handy chart as a go-to guide on excellent food sources for some of these notable nutrients and more:

 

Resources:

IOM Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients

IOM Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamins

IOM Dietary Reference Intakes for Elements

What Would Julieanna Do Q&A

5 Ways to Enhance Nutrient Absorption

A Day In The (Vegan Life)

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2017-08-19T11:51:43+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|