Vegetarian Diet

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ImageBut when practicing abstinence from animal products, it is a necessity that an individual gets a proper balance of nutrition. They must supplement B-complex vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorous which are present in red meats and other animal proteins.

If you plan on following a vegetarian diet, it's important to account for all of the essential nutrients. Following a vegetarian diet goes beyond feasting on pastas with fatty sauces or gorging on French fries which are sometimes prepared in animal fat.

The American Heart Association recommends these guidelines when following a vegetarian diet. Limit the amount of sugar and fatty foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. Rather than white breads and pastas, opt for whole grains. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Consume low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Avoid overindulging in eggs which are high in cholesterol.

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