Omega-3 fatty acids are important for brain health in all stages of life, including infancy. DHA and EPA are particularly important forms of omega-3s that should be supplemented during pregnancy and breastfeeding by vegans and others who do not consume fish.Continue Reading
Adequate iodine intake is important for proper thyroid function. It can be easy to get from iodized salt and seaweed, but vegans still tend to be deficient. Given the importance of iodine during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is recommended to supplement with 150 mcg per day.Continue Reading
Calcium plays an important role in our bone health and supports other basic functions in the body. A healthful plant-based diet can provide sufficient calcium for most women, but those who fall short in their dietary intake may benefit from a supplement.Continue Reading
It is important to have an adequate intake of vitamin A in all stages of life, including pregnancy and while breastfeeding. A vegan diet is sufficient for meeting those needs and it eliminates the risk of a dangerously high vitamin A intake!Continue Reading
Iron is essential during all stages of life and intake requirements increase during pregnancy. It is found in many types of foods but absorption rates are highly varied. High and low intake of iron can be problematic, so levels should be tested prior to adding a supplement.Continue Reading
Sources of protein are abundant in plants, but let’s take a look at some of the foods with the highest amounts.