Health & Nutrition
This series of fact sheets on health and nutrition has been produced by Viva!'s sister organization, the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation (VVF). The VVF is a science-based charity working to improve human health through the promotion of a vegetarian or vegan diet. The VVF monitors and interprets research that links diet to health - explaining in simple terms how what we eat affects us, in both positive and negative ways.
A-Z of Hidden Nasties: glossary of animal substances (includes definitions of vegetarian and vegan)
B12 and the Vegan Diet: all you need to know about vitamin B12 in vegetarian and vegan diets
Boning Up on Calcium: why plant calcium is best
Fishing for Facts: Plant oils vs. fish oils
Plant-based Diets and Heart Disease: how a veggie diet can protect your heart
Soya-Based Infant Formula: what is the safest option?
The Iron Myth: why plant iron is best
Veggie Health for Kids: why vegetarian and vegan diets are the healthiest for kids