Yes. Thrive Life’s nutrition philosophy is not about one type of diet. Instead it’s all about balance.
Are you eating balanced—Meaning healthy fats, colorful carbs (lots of veggies and some fruits), and enough protein?
Many vegetarian and vegan diets lack the absorbable and usable proteins and vitamins that animal protein provides.
If you choose to follow a vegetarian/vegan-based diet, it’s encouraged you still eat a protein source with each meal PLUS getting in any supplementing any nutrients you may be deficient in, including: Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron and Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish or cod liver oil). Some common Vegetarian & Vegan protein sources include:
◦ Raw nuts and seeds (not peanuts)
◦ Fermented Tofu
◦ Soaked & Dried Lentils
◦ Soaked & Dried Chickpeas
◦ Soaked & Dried Whole beans
◦ Hemp Powder
You May Also Consider the “Pegan” Philosophy, eating a condiment-sized portion of sustainable proteins for the powerhouse nutrients they provide:
Pasture raised eggs
Wild-caught fish and seafood
Pasture-raised Poultry & Eggs
Other organic meats
Liver Tablets (Vital Protein)
Goat Milk, Cheese & Yogurt
Full-fat Grassfed Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Cottage Cheese