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Zinc and Cadmium in Vegan Diets

Jack just added some new information about the metal cadmium to the VeganHealth website. His interest in the topic stemmed from a 2006 study from the Slovak Republic. The researchers found that vegans had higher levels of cadmium in their blood compared to both meat-eaters and lacto-ovo vegetarians. Levels were higher in those who had [...]

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Getting Enough Zinc on Vegan Diets

Getting Enough Zinc on Vegan Diets

It’s safe to say that we have more questions than answers about zinc in vegan diets. This mineral is found in a wide range of plant foods, and many studies show that vegans have intakes on a par with omnivores. But other evidence suggests that vegans fall short. In addition, zinc absorption from plant foods [...]

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