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What kind of vitimans do you take? Do you take more than one? I've been told since I'm not going to be eating meat, I should take vitimans with protein or protein supplements...any thoughts on that?
 

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I recently bought one of those vitamin packs that are geared towards women. They are good for a month, because there are 30 packs in there. I also add a B-12 vitamin.<br><br><br><br>
Protein is taken in many ways... tofu, soy beans, actually any kind of beans. Also, I have a protein drink in the morning. I have a soy based protein drink I got from the HFS. I add berries, and a banana, also oatmeal to it. Very filling and yummy.
 

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No pills. Fruit & vegetables. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
I sporadically use Red Star Nutritional Yeast flakes, which has B12 (and some other vitamins but I don't know exactly which ones. I eat it because of B12).<br><br><br><br>
The protein thing is a MYTH, do not worry about it. Most people get way too much of it.<br><br><br><br>
Eat a varied diet and you can't go wrong <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Women have more needs to get their nutrition up. Menopause ect. We need to keep iron in our diets and such, so unlike men, we have to be very deligent on keeping our nutrition balanced. That is why I go the extra mile, and keep my supplements comin...<br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Muzicfan</i><br><br><b>We are the life makers....</b></div>
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and how do the life makers make life without any men?
 

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genetically reproduce sperm dna, and inject it in a woman with a baister (spelling) too tired to spell right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Muzicfan</i><br><br><b>genetically reproduce sperm dna, and inject it in a woman with a baister (spelling) too tired to spell right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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But that leaves out the fun part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I tried taking vitamins, but I always forgot to take them so I have pretty much given up.
 

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I take Quintabs one a day from veganessentials.com. I also take an Omega-3 supplement that they have.<br><br><br><br>
In this day and age with the way the quality of food is and how hectic life is, i think it's important to at least take a multi. It's kind of like insurance.
 

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Hi beautiful fire. Please read the following link; in it the American Dietetic Association discusses various nutrients in vegetarian diets<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.adajournal.org/scripts/om.dll/serve?action=searchDB&searchDBfor=art&artType=full&id=ajada50142#head4" target="_blank">ADA on Vegetarian Diets</a>
 

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BFire,<br><br><br><br>
Your daily menus barely list any food. If that is how you normally eat (notwithstanding lack of grocery money or sickness), then you are in danger of facing health problems on a vegetarian diet.<br><br><br><br>
With that said, vegetarian diets are healthy when well-rounded. There are some nutrients (especially zinc) that are harder to get on a veg*an diet, but if you eat well and follow the vegetarian food guide, you'll be fine.
 

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I take a multivitamin, calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin E supplements daily, and just started a B12 supplement every couple of days.<br><br><br><br>
The vitamin E is a mega dose of 1200 mg/day, on doctor's orders. I have cystic breast tissue and they're hoping that the vitamin E will help reduce that and make it easier to do breast self-exams. It's not a huge deal, but it is helping.<br><br><br><br>
The vitamin C is something I take year round to boost the immune system. Calcium is on doctor's orders to help a bone graft "take" more quickly.
 

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you dont need vitamins b/c of a veg diet, especially if its varied. however if your cal intake is under 1500 cal per day, which is very common for the women on this board, it would be wise to take a vitamin to make up for what your diet does not.<br><br>
personally i can get very busy and dont have time to eat or just forget, plus i have low iron so i take a multivitamin but at half the recommended dosage since i do eat vitamin rich foods. make sure you take what is necessary. vitamin overdose is an increasing problem in the US. many foods are now fortified with everything under the sun, like breads, cereals, juice, etc. so many times a vitamin on top of the many fortified foods is not good.
 

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<div class="quote-block">you dont need vitamins b/c of a veg diet</div>
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I don't agree with that. Veg*ns that don't consume dairy products should take vitamin B12 supplements or use B12 fortified foods.<br><br><br><br>
Omega-3 (also called N-3 or w3) is problematic for veg*ns. It's also problematic for omnivores but omnivores have a better (lower) omega-6/omega-3 ratio. That's why it's a good idea for veg*ns to have a omega-3 source each day and limit omega-6 in the diet.<br><br><br><br>
Veg*ns should also pay attention to: zinc, iron, calcium and vitamin D (if they don't drink milk). Milk isn't natually a source of vitamin D, but is fortified with vitamin D in the US.
 

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I take a multi with iron (Whole Foods brand) in the morning, and take calcium and vitamin C in the evening. I occasionally eat nutritional yeast (mostly on popcorn) for my B vitamins, and put flax seed meal in a lot of stuff for my omega-3s. I do eat a varied diet, but for me it's impossible to eat all of my daily requirements every day without obsessing over food, so I figure the supplements can't hurt. I dont worry about protein at all because I eat so many whole grains, soy products and beans.
 

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good for you. if a veg*n eats a well balance diet they can obtain all of those things with out vitamins. no its not super convenient which is why i opt fo the vitamin.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
and as far as D goes...unless you live in a cloudy climate your body makes its own...i think
 

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I've been taking a multi-vitamin for a while now, (before I went veg) and I just ran out. The ones I had been taking had gelatin in them, and I wanted to look into a veg vitamin. I called the health food store, and they said they had VeggieCaps, but they're awful pricey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I guess I'll get them anyway, my stupid conscience won't let take the cheapo gelatin laden store brands. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
I hate gelatin!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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46 avocados, I don't know where you get your information from but it's wrong. A well balanced veg*n diet does NOT ensure that you are getting all the nutrients. People that don't consume any animal products need to get vitamin B-12 either through supplements or B-12 fortified foods.<br><br><br><br>
Quite a few years ago the US government decided to fortify milk with vitamin D because mainly childen were getting rickets and it was discovered that rickets are caused by vitamin D deficiency. Their plan worked and rickets was greatly reduced. Vitamin D naturally occures in very few foods and not everyone gets enough exposure to sunlight so don't shrug it off and say that it's of no concern. Vitamin D is important for bone health. People that don't consume any milk should at least evaluate whether they are getting enough vitamin D in other ways like from fortified foods and/or whether they are getting enough sunlight.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kristadb</i><br><br><b>BFire,<br><br><br><br>
Your daily menus barely list any food. If that is how you normally eat (notwithstanding lack of grocery money or sickness), then you are in danger of facing health problems on a vegetarian diet.<br><br><br><br>
With that said, vegetarian diets are healthy when well-rounded. There are some nutrients (especially zinc) that are harder to get on a veg*an diet, but if you eat well and follow the vegetarian food guide, you'll be fine.</b></div>
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Well, the problem is, I feel sick whenever I eat a lot of food. So if I eat proper meals daily or tons of snacks or whatever, I feel as it I'll throw up, and I don't think the sick feeling is really worth the food, is it?<br><br><br><br>
Plus it's not like I am starving myself either, I am never starving to the point where I feel sick or if I'll pass out. I'm never really hungry. So because of the lack of food I eat, I was wondering if there are some vitamins I should be taking to make up for the nutrients I am missing.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, thank you all for the suggestions and links, I really appreciate it, and will look into them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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