Types of vegetarianism
There are many people who say: "I'm Vegetarian!" But what does that mean? All of our time is the "plant food".
What types of vegetarianism are there?
Someone who only eats plat-based foods or someone who doesn’t eat food animals are killed for (meat and fish).
A person who, for example, eats milk, honey, eggs, butter and cheese, but no food that originally comes from dead animals.
Someone who doesn’t eat or use anything that comes from an animal or was tested on an animal. They don’t eat meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, honey and other animal products or products that contain animal ingredients such as beeswax and gelatin.
The role of the dietitian
There are more and more vegetarian products in supermarkets nowadays and more and more people really use it. If someone chooses to change to a vegetarian or vegan diet, it’s important to still consume the daily recommended amounts of nutrients.
The dietitian can help with this. In consultation we’ll look at your current eating pattern, so that it can be determined whether you’re getting all the important nutrients. If this is not the case, the possibilities are discussed, poured into an executable form so that it’s manageable in practice.
- Choose for variation within the meat substitutes.
- Replace meat with for example, eggs, cheese, soy products or vegetarian products such as tempeh, legumes or tofu.
- Meat is an important source of iron and therefore you should still eat products that contain a lot of iron (such as dried apricots, whole grain products, eggs, nuts, green vegetables, etc.).
The average person eats more protein than needed/recommended. If you don’t eat any meat (but replace it with a meat substitute) and you eat healthy food according to the guidelines, you’ll get enough protein.
If you have any symptoms such as tiredness, hair loss, impaired concentration, it’s possible that you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, which can occur if you’re vegetarian. This is often supplemented with a vitamin B12 injection (after establishing it with a blood test). You can maintaining a good value with a proper diet intake.
With what can we help you?
We can give you a professional assessment of your current food intake. How you won’t get any nutritional deficiencies and what you have to do if you do get this, you’ll learn in our practice. You’ll get clear advices, also in writing, accompanied by all sorts of variations so that it’s still a fun and tasty diet. As a vegetarian, you can eat healthy and decently, as long as you replace the meat daily.