The world has opened eyes to the harmful side-effects of non-veg food like red meat and is now opening arms to Vegetarian Food. A very common myth found among common man is that vegetarian food doesnt provide you with necessary nutrients but a Vegetarian Diet, in no ways, is deprived of necessary nutrients, only if you have a balanced Vegetarian Diet. Make sure you eat a lot of fruits and dont follow particular monotonous meals.
Some Nutrients you dont come across normally in Vegetarian Diets are:-
e) Vitamin D
f) Vitamin B12
But you can always have vegetarian source for these nutrients. On a other side of the coin, there are a lots of benifits of Vegetarian Food (incomplete). They are rich in:
. You can Find Iron in the following Vegetarian Food items:-
Cashews, tomato juice, rice, garbanzo beans (chick peas) and tofu.
. You can Find Calcium in the following Vegetarian Food items:-
Dairy products, fortified soymilk, fortified orange juice, tofu and broccoli.
. You can find Zinc in the following Vegetarian Food items:-
Whole grains (especially the germ and bran of the grain), nuts, tofu, leafy vegetables (lettuce, spinach, cabbage), root vegetables (onions, potatoes, carrots, celery, radishes), eggs and dairy products.
. You can find Protein in the following Vegetarian Food items:-
Vegetarians must eat a variety of plant foods over the course of a day to get enough protein. Eg: Tempeh, miso lentils, tofu, nuts, seeds, and peas.
. You can find Vitamin D in the following Vegetarian Food items:-
fortified cereals (or a small amount of sunlight) and Fortified milk and soymilk
. You can Vitamin B12 in the following Vegetarian Food items:-
Tempeh, miso, eggs, dairy products, fortified soymilk and cereals.. Tempeh and miso are foods made from soybeans.
They are low in calories and fat and high in protein.
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