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Side effects of becoming a vegetarian
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  • 1.   Side effects of becoming a vegetarianby Benna Crawford, Demand Media Student: Maria Jose Yañez
  • 2. Vegetarian diet• A vegetarian diet is a healthy choice if you pay  attention to nutritional requirements and follow  a balanced eating plan• Vegetarian food pyramid recommended is:           six servings of grains           five servings of nuts           beans, legumes and other protein foods        four servings of vegetables,          two of fruit and          two of unsaturated fats (salmon, avocado)
  • 3. For vegans, the inattention to dietary  needs can create side effects such • Vitamin B12 Deficiency• Iron Deficiency• Zinc deficiency• Calcium and bone loss
  • 4. Vitamin B12 Deficiency •  Symptoms anemia,  weakness, poor  balance and tingling in  the arms and legs.
  • 5. Iron deficiency• Available in foods many vegetarians do not  consume: red meats, poultry and fish. • Symptoms: exhaustion, weakness, slow cognitive  development, chills and increased susceptibility  to infection WOMEN can give birth to premature or low birth  weight infantsHow to increase iron absorption? Taking vitamin C or consuming citrus with plant- based iron sources.
  • 6. Zinc deficiency• Zinc helps you to smell and taste. Its also important  for the immune system -- zinc helps wounds heal**, is a  factor in cell division.•  Zinc is found in high protein foods like meats and dark  meat poultry, so vegans and many vegetarians can  develop a zinc deficiency.• Symptoms : poor appetite, frequent infections, hair  loss.•  One good way for vegetarians to consume zinc is by  eating legumes, peanuts and peanut butter, although  zinc from animal protein is more readily absorbed by  the body. process of restoring cellular structures and tissue layers.
  • 7. Calcium and bone loss• Strong bones need calcium and one of the best ways to get  it is from dairy products. If milk, yogurt and butter arent  part of your diet, look for cereals, breads and juices that  have added calcium, fortified tofu, kale, broccoli and  Chinese cabbage.•  Calcium shortages can lead to thinning bone density and  osteoporosis, dental problems and other medical  conditions. Calcium helps blood to circulate through the  body, muscles to move, nerves to transmit messages from  the brain, and it releases hormones and enzymes. • Studies points out that calcium supplements can interfere  with some medications so you should check with your  health care provider before adding supplements to any  diet.
  • 8. Questions• What are some of the side effects of having a vegetarian  diet?Vitamin B12 Deficiency-Iron Deficiency-Zinc deficiency-Calcium and bone loss• Which of those do you think is the worst side effect? Why?• What would you recommend to eat to your vegetarian  friend if he has iron deficiency?Taking vitamin C or consuming citrus with plant-basediron sources (dried apricots, sunflower seeds, chocolate)• Name two problems  that calcium shortages could produceOsteoporosis , dental problems

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