VEGETARIAN MENU PLANNING THROUGH OPTIMIZATION METHOD: AN OVERVIEW
Diet is important for human body development, restoration and growth. It is essential to consume an appropriate amount of nutrients for a person to stay healthy and live longer. Recently, people who practice vegetarian or vegan diet are increasing significantly from year to year. However, restriction on taking meat-based or even dairy product might result in malnutrition. Vegetarians have to substitute their nutrition source via vegetable-based product instead from meat-based products. This study aimed to review the effect of practicing vegetarian diet and identify various types of optimization techniques used to perform menu planning for vegetarian. In future, this review will provide a deeper insight for nutritionist or person who want to have a good look into vegetarian dietary.