5 Essential Nutrients That Every Vegetarian Should Know

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Essential nutrients on the vegetarian menu
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When you choose a more vegetarian way of eating it is important to educate yourself about the essential nutrients your body will need on a daily basis.


A vital part of any diet, the average daily intake for women is 50 grams and for men 60 grams, which you can easily consume in the form of: Beans, lentils, legumes and peas; Fermented soy products in the form of tempeh, miso and natto; Free range eggs (discover 7 reasons you should start eating eggs); Raw milk, cheese and yogurt; nutsand seeds, which benefit from soaking in water or sprouting first; Non dairy nut and seed milks.

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Remember to avoid (if possible) pseudo meats and other pretend protein foods, as they are highly processed with a list of ingredients as long as your arm. The phytic acid remaining in these soy products greatly inhibits iron and zinc absorption. Test animals fed soy protein isolate suffer from organ enlargement (particularly the thyroid gland and pancreas) and increased deposition of fatty acids in the liver.

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