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#1 Old 06-17-2007, 09:18 PM
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Do I as a vegetarian need to take certain vitamins?

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#2 Old 06-17-2007, 10:04 PM
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You make wanna find a non-animal product B-12 vitamin supplement.
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#3 Old 06-17-2007, 10:15 PM
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Vegetarians usually don't need to supplement B12. Vegans do. I'm of the opinion that it's a good idea for anyone, veg or omni, to take a good multi-vitamin. Unless you're someone who makes sure you get all of your RDA of all nutrients every day.
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#4 Old 06-17-2007, 10:45 PM
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[QUOTE=eggplant]Vegetarians usually don't need to supplement B12. Vegans do....... [QUOTE]



oops my bad...learn something new every day.
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#5 Old 06-19-2007, 08:29 AM
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Omega-3 fatty acids are another nutrient that you need to plan for in a veg diet. These days, lots of things are supplemented with omega-3, so it's easier, but make sure they aren't using fish as a source. Besides natural sources like walnuts and flax seeds, fortified soy milk and other fortified products are good for this.



For a really complete discussion of veg nutrition, check out the book "Becoming Vegetarian" by Melina and Davis.



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#6 Old 06-19-2007, 09:39 AM
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Omega-3 fatty acids are another nutrient that you need to plan for in a veg diet. These days, lots of things are supplemented with omega-3, so it's easier, but make sure they aren't using fish as a source. Besides natural sources like walnuts and flax seeds, fortified soy milk and other fortified products are good for this.



For a really complete discussion of veg nutrition, check out the book "Becoming Vegetarian" by Melina and Davis.



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Best book ever! it is sooo helpful nutrition wise, and also a good way to show people [like parents] that vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. They also have a book called Becoming Vegan.
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#7 Old 06-19-2007, 11:53 AM
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Have to laugh at missmushroom's comment about showing parents that veg is a healthy lifestyle...

I'm a grandma, and my kids think I'm crazy to go veg.

I about have my grandson converted tho...



I'm debating the vitamin issue too...think I'll at least take a good B vitamin, and make sure I get a few minutes of sun daily for vitamin D.
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