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Vegetarian & Vegan Diets

Vegetarianism and veganism have been quite popular topics in recent years, but do they put you at risk for a nutrient deficiency? Find out with these research-based articles.

Do Your Kids Need to Eat Meat to Thrive?
Are you considering a vegetarian or vegan diet for your child? Here’s my take on why kids need to eat meat to grow into healthy adults.
Kids need to eat meat and healthy, whole foods like this apple.
Do Vegetarians and Vegans Live Longer Than Meat Eaters?
Despite what common myths state, there’s no proof that vegetarians and vegans live longer than omnivores. Find out how this misconception got started.
An elderly person eats a vegetarian meal, possibly due to a belief that vegetarians and vegans live longer than omnivores.
RHR: The Impacts and Ethics of Eating Meat — with Diana Rodgers
In this episode, I spoke with Diana Rogers, a dietician and organic farmer who regularly writes about animal welfare and environmental issues in the food system.
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
RHR: Are Vegetarian Diets Better for the Microbiome?
It is true that some studies show vegetarian diets are better for the microbiome and eating meat is associated with unfavorable changes in the microbiome.
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
RHR: The Truth About Legumes, Saturated Fats, and Vegetarian Diets
This week we cover two controversial topics: the legume-Paleo debate and my latest article on vegetarian and vegan diets. In this episode, we cover: 1:30 What Chris ate for breakfast 4:02 Behind the Dr. Oz...
5 Reasons Why Nearly Everyone (Even Vegetarians) Should Eat Gelatin
This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for You can learn more about Laura by checking out her blog or visiting her on Facebook....
Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
For the last 50-plus years, we’ve been told that meat, eggs, and animal fats are bad for us and that we’ll live longer and enjoy superior health if we minimize or avoid them. This idea...
Vegetarian and vegan diets can’t offer the same nutrients as this grilled meat.
Ask the RD: Are Seeds Healthy and Animal Foods for Vegetarians
Join Kelsey Marksteiner, MS, RD and Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD, staff nutritionists at, as they answer your questions about ancestral and Paleo nutrition. A must-listen for anyone new to the Paleo diet or looking to...
The Real Environmental Impact of Red Meat: Part 1
  This article is part of a special report on Red Meat. To see the other articles in this series, click here. After reading my recent articles about red meat, I hope none of you are...