Wednesday, July 8, 2009

if you're a vegitarian you could be...

One thing to consider when on a veggie only diet is how to get our daily vitamins. Here's a quick chart to help you get the nutrients you need:

If you're not eating meat, chicken or fish you could be low in protein try eating beans, tofu, eggs, dairy and seeds to get more protein.

If you're not eating dairy you could be low in calcium try substituting tofu, soy milk, broccoli, kale and collard greens to get more calcium.

If you're not eating beef or chicken you could be low in iron try beans, leafy greens, potatoes, and cereal to get more iron.

If you're not eating beef, pork or chicken you could be low in zinc try eating more eggs, dairy, whole grains, nuts and beans.

If you're not eating any animal products you could be low in vitamin B12 try drinking more soy milk or fortified cereal.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like your ideas and info on vitamins in food... but just so people are aware, a healthy vegetarian never needs to be concerned about getting enough minerals and vitamins in their diet. i think it is all about being healthy and making good choices... not about replacing meat with other things. the other things should already be there.

July 12, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Dentist Roseville said...

Those are very nice tips. I think when it comes to eating healthy, your choices shouldn't be wrong, as long as it is good you.

August 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

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