Dietary Concerns for Vegetarians
is important for red blood cells and general good health. Good sources
of iron are bread, pulses, green leafy vegetables, dried fruit, fortified
is synthesised naturally from foods and may only be a problem if you
avoid all animal products completely. If you need it you can take
a supplement or look for foods fortified with B12.
produce is a rich source of zinc but even if you don't take dairy
serious nutritional deficiencies are rare in Britain. It seems that
the body naturally adjusts to the lower levels of zinc taken as a
vegetarian than as a meat-eater.
fats appear to help reduce the risk of heart disease and some inflammatory
disorders. They can be got from sunflower seeds, linseed
(flaxseed), Soya oil,
and rapeseed oil.
is essential for healthy bones. If you don't take dairy products then
Soya milk and also most white bread is fortified with calcium.