Vegetarian Advisory: 7 Necessary Nutrients
When eating a vegetarian diet, getting key nutrients can be a challenge. Here's how to make healthy choices.
By Anne Cain, M.S., R.D., Senior Food Editor, Photo: Jonathan Kantor Studio/Digital Vision/Getty Images
A diet of French fries and soft drinks is certainly vegetarian but hardly full of nutrition. It's important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, and soy products, paying close attention to protein, vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, calcium, iron, and zinc–nutrients which are sometimes harder to consume on a meatless diet.