B to zinc

The American diet is funked up. Having a vegan diet, though, requires one to be conscious of what one eats, including nutritional value. Iron and calcium are two biggies that omnivores often assume that they’re getting enough of from meat and dairy, but, according to Sacramento functional medicine physician and nutrition coach Dr. Glayol Sahba (www.doctorsahba.com), leafy greens, such as collards, spinach and kale, are the item “most missing in the American diet.” The best (and pretty much only) source of vitamin B-12 for vegs, though, is nutritional yeast, so Sahba recommends supplements for not only B-12, but zinc and vitamin D—even for cute-little-animal eaters.