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Old January 18 2013, 05:00 AM   #84
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Re: Going Veggie

Kelthaz wrote: View Post
thestrangequark wrote: View Post
That's complete, total, utter nonsense. It is very easy to eat a complete and healthy vegetarian diet!
Right ...

Look, I never said that it's impossible to adopt a vegetarian diet, but if you go into it without knowing what you're doing it's not going to improve your health. It's much easier (and requires very little planning) to eat a reasonably healthy diet that includes meat. The same can not be said of a vegetarian diet.

It is important for vegetarians to pay attention to these five categories in particular.

Vitamins that may be lacking in a vegetarian diet include:

Iron. Studies show that in Western countries, vegetarians tend to get the same amount of iron as meat eaters. But the iron in meat (especially red meat) is more readily absorbed than the kind found in plant foods, known as non-heme iron. The absorption of non-heme iron is enhanced by vitamin C and other acids found in fruits and vegetables, but it may be inhibited by the phytic acid in whole grains, beans, lentils, seeds, and nuts.
I don't want meat. What I am eating is working, so don't worry. I get plenty of vitamins and nutrients in the food I eat, and what I might not get, my multivitamin, which I take to help against the diabetes, covers that.

Plus, I'm smart enough to know how to cover my body's nutritional needs.

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