Photo: Getty ImagesMany people are aiming to reduce their meat and dairy intake as we realise their harmful environmental and health effects. Although she has done work for various meat-related organisations, Prof Heath is a vegetarian herself and is aiming to reduce dairy in her diet, she said. All the nutrients we associate with meat and dairy, such as protein, iron and calcium are available from plant sources, although vitamin B12 can be a bit more challenging. All animal food has B12 - chicken, red meat, fish, eggs, dairy, although it's not made by the animal itself, but by bacteria. It's actually the physical interaction with the iron in the gut which is why it has to be with the meal, Prof Heath explained.
Source: Otago Daily Times June 18, 2019 15:33 UTC