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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Healthy Vegetarian Diet (Overview)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Talk to your caregiver about how to round out your diet and address any nutritional shortcomings -- particularly if you're a vegetarian, are lactose intolerant, or follow a special diet for any other reason. Vegetarians, in particular, need to make a special effort to get all of the essential amino acids their babies need in order to develop normally.


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How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
175 doctors shared insights

Healthy Vegetarian Diet (Overview)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Talk to your caregiver about how to round out your diet and address any nutritional shortcomings -- particularly if you're a vegetarian, are lactose intolerant, or follow a special diet for any other reason. Vegetarians, in particular, need to make a special effort to get all of the essential amino acids their babies need in order to develop normally.


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Is there really a healthy vegetarian diet?

Is there really a healthy vegetarian diet?

Yes, very healthy!: This seems like a strange question to me as vegetarian diets are generally considered quite healthy. Research shows vegetarian diets are associated with decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes & hypertension.The basis of any healthy diet should be a variety of fruits & vegies. Beans, nuts, eggs & dairy provide plenty of protein. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2009/07/090701103002.Htm. ...Read more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Tip)

Eating a Vegetarian Diet

Many people assume that a vegetarian diet is low in fat. Not necessarily. Read your labels. ...See more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Checklist)

Eat a variety of foods to get proper nutrition.
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If you don't eat milk or eggs, take vitamin B12 supplements
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Anyone know what is a healthy vegetarian diet?

Anyone know what is a healthy vegetarian diet?

Great info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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What does a healthy, vegetarian diet look like?

What does a healthy, vegetarian diet look like?

Good sites: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Tip)

Eating a Vegetarian Diet

Most people lose some body fat on a vegetarian diet. ...See more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fast food
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Don't drink soda
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Eat small portions
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Minimize starches and sugars
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What is a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of?

What is a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of?

Variation: Be sure to get a good mix of fiber and protein with your veggies. It is easy to subsist on pizza and pasta and be "vegetarian", but not necessarily healthy. Tofu and legumes (beans, chickpeas) are great sources of protein. Also lentils and quinoa. These are all great options to add to salads and stir fries. Keep it varied and interesting and you will never miss the meat! ...Read more

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What should a healthy vegetarian diet consist of?

What should a healthy vegetarian diet consist of?

Variety: The basis of a healthy diet (vegetarian or not) should be a wide variety of vegetables, preferably organic-try vegies of all colors as colors represent key nutrients. Adequate protein is important, from beans, nuts, seeds, organic dairy & eggs. A moderate amount of fruit- limit tropical fruits. Moderate whole grains. Avoid fried foods & gmo foods- foods with corn/soy or their oils unless organic. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more