Read more A new study has found that vegetarian pasta can provide more nutrition than meat-heavy meals for children and adults.
The study was led by nutritionists at the University of Edinburgh and looked at more than 10,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales.
They looked at what kind of meals they ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dinner and supper.
The study found that those eating vegetarian meals for breakfast had higher intake of vitamins A and C, iron and fibre, than those eating meat-based meals.
“A healthy, high-protein, low-fat, plant-based meal can be very nutritious and high in fibre, iron, and protein,” said Professor Jane Stacey, the study’s lead author.
“But this is more so for adults, because meat and dairy products are high in calories, so we wanted to look at the nutrients in vegetarian food.”
In other words, the longer you eat a vegetarian meal, the more nutrients you get from it.
“Vegetarian food is more nutritious because it has more fibre and fibre is better for your body than meat, so vegetarians can get a bigger benefit from eating more plant-rich foods.”
Vegetarians also had more vitamin B12, vitamin D and folate than meat eaters.
“This is important, because it’s important to be getting all your vitamin B and B12 from the food you eat, and not just the supplements and supplements,” Professor Stacey said.
Vegetables, fruit and vegetables with a high fibre content were also recommended by the study authors.
However, the researchers said the best vegetarian meals should be for children, as children tend to eat more meat than adults.
“It’s not necessarily that children have to have vegetarian food for breakfast because it can be quite a healthy option,” Professor Jane said.
“We want children to have lots of options, so you don’t need to be in a position where you’re eating a lot of meat.”
If you have a plant-protein-rich meal, it’s a really good option.
“There’s a lot to consider when choosing the best way to eat vegetarian food and we’re hoping that by making it more appealing for kids, we’ll be able to reduce the demand for meat- and dairy-based foods for adults.”