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What vitamins should I be taking everyday?

By Anonymous August 20, 2011 - 10:25am
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I recently became a vegetarian and I am slightly concerned about not getting the right about of vitamins and nutrients. What vitamins should I be taking everyday to make sure I don't lose out on anything I was getting before?

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Vitamins are not a good substitute from getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs from actual food. A multi-vitamin is a good choice, but since you are newly vegetarian and are not sure if you are getting adequate vitamins and minerals in your diet...have you considered speaking with a Registered Dietitian, or reviewing books regarding the vegetarian diet to make sure you are gaining all the macronutrients and micronutrients you need?

If you are uninterested in speaking with an R.D. or reading some books, I can provide some helpful websites, if you are interested...please let me know! Your question is not an easy one to answer without knowing exactly what you are (and are not) eating...can you be more specific with what type of vegetarianism lifestyle/diet you have chosen?

August 20, 2011 - 1:47pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

I have taken on a meat-less diet. So no beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc. I have not made a definate decision on fish yet. I will continue to eat some dairy products, but in smaller amounts than normal.

I've read a few articles about getting the proper protiens and things like that, but I would love any other articles, websites, or studies on the best way to keep a healthy balance after removing meat from your diet.

I guess my main concern is lack of calcium and protiens, etc. I want to do this the healthy way so any input is grealty appreciated!

August 20, 2011 - 9:52pm
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