Vegetarian diets involve multiple layers of meat exclusion from the diet: from vegan (a lifestyle that excludes any animal products), vegetarian or ovo-lacto-vegetarian (does not consume meat or fish but can consume products of animal origin such as eggs and dairy products), pescatarian (consumes over and over) to flexiteriana (people who occasionally include animal products in a majority vegan diet).
The vegetarian diet involves low consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol, and high fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamins (C, E, folate), which benefits our health. On the other hand, there are a number of nutrients that are found in small amounts, or not at all, in foods of vegetable origin. These include vitamins B12 and D, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. For this reason, the Association of Dietitians in America emphasizes the importance of a well-planned and nutritionally appropriate vegetarian diet.
Such a diet is considered appropriate for any age, including pregnant or breastfeeding women. As for proteins, vegetarian diet can meet daily needs if a variety of plant protein sources are incorporated.
Specifically, legumes (such as beans) have a better nutritional profile than cereals (such as wheat) in terms of proteins in general and lysine content in particular (an essential amino acid).
Sam Mills products are suited and recommended for a vegetarian or vegan diet.