Vegetarian diets can provide an abundance of nutrients when planned with care. However, research suggests that vegetarian diets may have lower protein quality than omnivore diets. Current protein recommendations assume that vegetarians obtain a majority of their protein from animal products, like dairy and eggs. Studies have shown that this assumption may not be valid. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) may not be adequate in vegetarian populations with high protein requirements.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-76)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Nutrition