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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

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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