VEGAN/VEGETARIAN - TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING
VEGAN / VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLES
For a certain group of customers, Gelson’s is where the elite meet NOT to eat meat — and that’s just the way we (and they) like it. There are many variations and lots of overlap among them. Vegetarian...a meat-free diet; Vegan...only plant-based foods; Lacto-vegetarian, which adds milk products; Lacto-ovo vegetarian, where eggs figure; and Flexitarian (semi-vegetarian), where animal foods — often just fish, where the term Pescatarian often comes into play — are occasionally consumed. Each lifestyle celebrates a special dedication to your body and your health.
MEET YOUR SHOPPING NEEDS... AND YOUR BODY'S
Variety is the spice of your lifestyle if you have a vegetarian diet. It keeps you healthy, and probably pretty happy, too. We know you need nutrients that can present challenges in the meat-free zone, like calcium, zinc, iodine, iron, protein, and vitamins B-12 and D — and we make sure you get them, in the freshest, most delicious ways.
The vegan diet admits to no animal magnetism at all: no meat (unless it’s for another family member!), milk, eggs, honey. Still, you might be surprised at how various and wonderful our choices are for fresh, prepared, and packaged vegan fare. Food for every mood, nutritional need, and time of day is represented generously.
FLEXING YOUR FLEXATARIAN MUSCLES
Many customers have struck what they feel (as do many experts) is the perfect dietary balance, one that lets the vegetarian-minded consumer still get beneficial ingredients from the less frequent but still regular consumption of red meat, poultry, and fish. Whatever balance you strike, make sure the balance is felt — in the form of consistent energy and strength.