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Iodine can come from iodized salt, and also from seaweed.

Protein can come in complete from, from quinoa and soy products. Incomplete protein is available from beans, nuts, grains etc

Iron can come from green leafy vegetables. In spinach, it isn't absorbed very well, but watercress, kale etc are all good sources. Quinoa is also a great source
 

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everything but fruit contains some protein
 

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Iodine, Iron and Protein are taken for granted in nonveg*n diets because the animals and their products that some people eat have them in larger amounts than the plant products that veg*ns eat. Why? Animals who eat plants take the nutrients in those plants to heart (puns
)! When we eat animal products we're consuming the nutrients their bodies worked hard to extract from plants from them. If one only eat plants, the body must do the extraction by itself.

I sure hope that made sense!

Iodine is found in small amounts in many plants, and large amounds in many seaweeds. If you use iodinized salt, there isn't much to worry about. If you take a multivitamin with iodine there is nothing to worry about.

Iron is found in two forms. The more absorbable form is found in meat because the animal has already absorbed it for us. If you eat only plants your body will start to absorb the other form at a higher percentage than a meateaters body does. There are two comforting things to be found about the level of iron in a veg*n diet. 1) Veg*ns are no more likely to be iron deficient than nonveg*ns. 2) There are negative consequences of having too much iron in the body. Again, take a multivitamin with iron for peace of mind if you must!

Protein is made out of amino acids. There are 22 amino acids of which 8 must be attained from the diet and 14 can be manufactured by the body. Animals eat plants and make protein out of the amino acids in plants (just like we will if we eat plants). If you eat an animal you will eat the protein the animal has made for its body.

All 8 essential amino acids are found in soy and quinoa products. All other plants have some amino acids in them. If you eat a healthy varied diet you will easily get all of the amino acids your body will need to make all the protein it could ever dream of having.
 

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Originally posted by mikie

Iodine, Iron and Protein are taken for granted in nonveg*n diets because the animals and their products that some people eat have them in larger amounts than the plant products that veg*ns eat. Why? Animals who eat plants take the nutrients in those plants to heart (puns
)! When we eat animal products we're taken the nutrients their bodies worked hard to extract from plants from them. If one only eat plants, the body must do the extraction by itself.

I sure hope that made sense!

Iodine is found in small amounts in many plants, and large amounds in many seaweeds. If you use iodinized salt, there isn't much to worry about. If you take a multivitamin with iodine there is nothing to worry about.

Iron is found in two forms. The more absorbable form is found in meat because the animal has already absorbed it for us. If you eat only plants your body will start to absorb the other form at a higher percentage than a meateaters body does. There are two comforting things to be found about the level of iron in a veg*n diet. 1) Veg*ns are no more likely to be iron deficient than nonveg*ns. 2) There are negative consequences of having too much iron in the body. Again, take a multivitamin with iron for peace of mind if you must!

Protein is made out of amino acids. There are 22 amino acids of which 8 must be attained from the diet and 14 can be manufactured by the body. Animals eat plants and make protein out of the amino acids in plants (just like we will if we eat plants). If you eat an animal you will eat the protein the animal has made for its body.

All 8 essential amino acids are found in soy and quinoa products. All other plants have some amino acids in them. If you eat a healthy varied diet you will easily get all of the amino acids your body will need to make all the protein it could ever dream of having.
excellent post, mikie!
 

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Thanks oneness!

Great fact, Oatmeal!

rigmarole, I've read conflicting information on this. From what I understand there is some iodine in sea salt, but not at a level that will sustain the right level in our bodies. What I use for table salt is specifically called "Iodinized Sea Salt."

I don't believe my first post says enough about the importance of making sure that you do have a source of Iodine in your diet. If you use Iodinized salt, you're good. If you take a vitamin, you're good. If you eat large amounts of seaweed that contains Iodine, you're good. If you don't do any of these things, you must find a source!

In Europe, salt is not Iodinized, and vegans there are at much higher risk of having thyroid problems for that very reason!
 

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Sea salt has small amounds of iodine.

In Europe most salts used are iodinized, but you still can buy non-iodinized salt.

Best source stillis seaweed. I just had nori wrapped around cucumber.
 

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Just to interject here on the protein issue:

A few months ago I switched from a carnivorous diet to a Vegan diet, but had a hard time staying on a relatively low-calorie diet AND getting all the protein I needed. Beans are good for protein, but they're calorie-dense.

For a lower-calorie alternative, I suggest wheat gluten. It's rather low-cal, and works well in bread or dinner rolls; one of my recipes was high in fiber, had 18 grams of protein per roll, and was only about 90 calories each.
 

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it's the thin sheets of seaweed they use to make sushi.

there's protein in fruit? really? i'd read there wasn't, i guess my source isn't as good as i thought


i had no idea if sea salt had iodine naturally but mine is iodized
 
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