Q:Hello! Great blog!! I had a question and was hoping you could help. So I became a vegetarian about a year ago and never looked back. Best decision. But, recently I took a blood test and found that I am lower than normal on hemoglobin and iron. My family is starting to worry that it's because I don't eat meat. I always felt that I was getting enough nutrients, but I guess I wasn't. Can you give me some advice on how I can manage my iron/protein intake? How do you know how much is enough? Thanks!
I try to make a point of eating as much varied food as possible, which includes lots of leafy greens, legumes, and nuts, which will help with your iron and protein.
As every person is different and every person’s health needs are different, I would recommend speaking to a nutritionist who specializes in vegetarian/vegan diets. They can help you come up with a plan that works best for you.