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Health Supplements For Vegetarians

Health & Fitness - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:08:40 AM

If you are a and worried if your body is getting all the essential nutrients, then you must proceed to read through the various points to be kept in mind to ensure that you are consuming a healthful and nourishing meal.

1. Proteins
A vegetarian meal can lend your body with the adequate amount of proteins that your body requires without eating meat. Your meal could include a lot of beans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, and lentils apart from leafy vegetables, rice and milk that are excellent sources of proteins.

2. Calcium
Strengthening your bones and managing your weight is something that calcium does for your body. Ensuring that you consume the required amount of the same being a vegetarian, is a concern for many. Regularly consuming dairy products like milk, curd, cottage cheese, fruits like bananas and green leafy vegetables can drive this concern off your mind.

3. Vitamins
Experts believe that vegetarians are often devoid of essential vitamins like iron and Vitamin B 12. In order to make certain that you have the required amount of iron, you can eat leafy veggies, beans, cereals, tofu, and dried fruits. Vitamin B 12, which is mostly found in animal foods, can be obtained by including soymilk or fortified cereal in your diet.

4. Omega- 3 Fatty Acids
In order to have good eyesight, and ensuring that your heart and muscles remain strong, it is important to have a diet comprising of omega 3 fatty acids. Being a vegetarian you can eat soybeans, walnuts and flaxseeds.

5. Zinc
Zinc is an element in your body that aids the functioning of your taste, vision, smell and also looks after the immune system of the body. For non-vegetarians this component is added to the body with the help of chicken, fish and read meat. However, vegetarians can derive it from mushrooms, pumpkins, and legumes amongst others.

Regardless of you being a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, it is important to plan a perfect diet in order to derive all the essential nutrients required by your body.

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