Nutrition for vegetarians – A need often overlooked

We don’t know how you came here. Neither do we have an idea of what your intentions are. We can’t tell if you are already following a vegetarian lifestyle, if you are considering becoming a vegetarian, or if you are simply looking for information.

What we do know is that, regardless of their motives, more and more people are starting to follow this lifestyle by the day. Let’s see some evidence of that:

According to a poll that was held by Gallup, 5% of the U.S. population considered themselves vegetarian in 2012 (the equivalent of 15.6 million people [*1]). The Food Standards Agency states that in 2006, there were approximately 3,5 million vegetarians in the United Kingdom [*2]. In 2010, a Newspoll report claimed that 5% of the Australian population consisted of vegetarians (over 1 million people [*3]).

An estimate dating from 2009 indicated that 10% of the Italian population (6 million people) were vegetarian [*4]. In Brazil, the number of vegetarians amounts to 15 million, according to a report published by the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics [*5].

Altogether, more than sufficient information can be presented to justify paying extra attention to the needs of those who follow a vegetarian diet. The sports nutrition brands that actually develop products with the interests of vegetarians and nature and animal rights supporters in mind are so few that they can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

At My Vegies, we develop sustainable solutions for vegetarians, whether they be athletes or simply people looking to lead a healthy life. The products that we offer are organic, high quality, and made exclusively with non-animal ingredients so that everyone may reach their goals, regardless of what those are.

Our aim is to meet your needs as a vegetarian, and to guarantee you that no valuable nutrients will be missing from your diet. That is why we invite you to visit our blog regularly, where you will be able to find articles with vegetarian nutritional tips, as well as other interesting information.

*1 http://www.gallup.com/poll/156215/consider-themselves-vegetarians.aspx

*2 http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120206100416/http://food.gov.uk/news/newsarchive/2006/apr/vegvegan?view=printerfriendly

*3 http://pt.scribd.com/doc/26880337/APF-VVSQ

*4 http://www.corriere.it/salute/nutrizione/09_febbraio_12/italia_vegetariano_uno_su_dieci_9395e690-f8e1-11dd-bd31-00144f02aabc.shtml

*5 http://www.ibope.com.br/pt-br/noticias/Paginas/Dia-Mundial-do-Vegetarianismo-8-da-populacao-brasileira-afirma-ser-adepta-ao-estilo.aspx