Vegetarians and especially Vegans often lack vital nutrients in their diet, which can lead to serious health problems.

Here are a few of the essential nutrients highlighted in a recent article:

 

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Are you getting the best nutrition?

Some important nutrients to pay attention to – be sure that your diet includes what your body needs:

  • While skin cells manufacture Vitamin D using the sun’s UV-V rays, rarely can you get enough for what your body needs.
  • Iodine is a component in thyroid hormones, which help regulate metabolism, growth and function of key organs. Vegans may not get enough iodine and may be at risk of deficiency.
  • Iron is a crucial component of red blood cells.” Because it isn’t easily absorbed from plant sources, higher intake is recommended for vegetarians and vegans. Vitamin C helps your body to absorb iron.
  • B12 helps prevent anemia. Deficiency is often not detected until it becomes severe. This makes supplements all that much more important in complementing your diet.

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