admin | July 3, 2014 | Diet & Weight Loss |
Are you thinking about going to Vegetarian? Then you should know some things, for ex. how not to lose important vitamins or how to not gain weight. Nutritionists have answered a few common questions.
Do you think that a vegetarian diet is a right choice for young people aged 20-plus years studying, working, loves to go out and trains?
A vegetarian diet can be healthy and appropriate, but only if it’s carefully planned and beware that such diet provide all the nutrients the body needs. The transition to vegetarianism is no fad, but a serious life decision and should be approached very seriously in order to preserve and achieve health. The American Academy of dietetic since 2003rd year publish that vegetarianism may be appropriate nutrition for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
Based on your experience, what are the greatest errors in the diet of people just switch to vegetarianism?
Errors in the diet can be quite a lot, but the most serious consequence of incorrect implementation of a strict vegetarian diet may be a vitamin B12 which resulting in a specific type of anemia that can be life threatening. Although the common perception is that vegetarians are skinny people, often spoke to me vegetarians, mostly women, with a lack of energy. Their main mistake was a large intake of carbohydrates and decreased take of proteins.
Starch plant foods are often on the menu, starting with potatoes, pasta and cereal to the inevitable candy containing simple sugars. Often their diet is based on these foods which do not contain all the nutrients. Lack of iron is often present in inadequate vegetarian diet; also the vegetarians should be very careful with taking enough calcium, especially pregnant women and women in menopause.
Are you saying that if the intake of necessary nutrients is satisfied, vegetarianism is great choice?
Yes, but half vegetarianism, which includes egg or fish and dairy products, it may be a healthy diet, without any fear that the nutrients will be lacking. We should have a diet based on plant foods, adding entry of targeted foods of animal origin, such as fish or eggs, which excludes red meat, can be a very good choice.