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THE HEALTH DEBRIEF

FAD-FREE insight DEBUNKED food health news HEALTHFUL ways to eat better COMPILED EACH MONTH BY SUE QUINN

THE DIETITIAN’S VIEW

“While a balanced vegan approach to nutrition can be a healthy way of eating, a vegan diet isn’t necessarily a more beneficial one.”

The number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2018, from 150,000 to 600,000, according to The Vegan Society. Moving to a vegan diet takes careful planning to ensure the body has all the nutrients it requires – getting sufficient calcium and the right mix of essential amino acids from plant proteins need particular attention.

A balanced vegan diet will provide the majority of necessary nutrients, but will lack vitamin B12 unless a supplement is taken – it’s only found naturally in foods from animal sources. Vitamin D, iron (and calcium) may also need supplementing.

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Our August issue will ensure you get the most out of summer: there’s our garden party guide (it involves pizzas), food to keep you cool, brilliant BBQ dishes and sunny Mediterranean recipes. Star chefs John Whaite, Theo Randall and David Gingell are on hand to help and you can win a holiday to Jamaica! Plus you can join Delia in celebrating 50 years of food writing – it’ll be a historic night of food and chat. Get delicious. now for the best summer ever…