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5/24/11 5:01 P

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Beans are really great sources of protein too. Quinoa is so so good, I just use mine as rice. I also beleve flax seed has a good amount of protein and spinache has lots of iron in it which is usally gotten from red meat.

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5/23/11 3:28 P

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I recall reading that there is a B vitamin that can only come from animal sources. however, I also remember reading that with a good multivitamin and some other plant based foods, you can make up for that missing B vitamin. I want to say it's b12, but i could be wrong.

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5/22/11 2:21 P

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That makes me feel even better, thank you all for your help with this question. I'm cool, lol's


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5/22/11 1:58 P

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To back up what was said below:

A vegetarian diet can provide all the nutrients you need, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it does. Any diet can provide all the nutrients you need if you know what foods to eat.
There are four nutrients that vegetarians need to watch and make sure they are getting them: *******protein, iron, zinc, and B12.
emoticon Each of these have vegetable sources as well as meat sources. emoticon
Complete proteins can be obtained by having legumes and rice or cheese and pasta. Sea vegetables are one of the best sources of iron and B12. Zinc can be easily provided from bran flakes.

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5/22/11 1:27 P

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Thank you! That makes me feel a whole lot better.


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5/22/11 1:23 P

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If you're eating eggs and dairy you're fine. I assume your partner is talking about vitamin b12 which is a concern for vegans as it can only be found in animal products. Vegans normally take a supplement I believe. But you can get b12 from eggs and cheese so not eating actual meat isn't depriving you of anything.

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5/22/11 11:39 A

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I don't know either and she would not elaborate. I do make sure I get protein and what my body needs. I do eat dairy products and having chickens, we get plenty of eggs, lol's. I want to try quinoa and I have it on my list for the monthly shopping day. Thanks for your input.


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5/22/11 10:06 A

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Not sure what she is talking about. You have to be sure to get enough protein. Most grains do not have a complete set of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, so you have to make combinations. I think quinoa is one grain that is a complete protein, as well as tofu. If you eat eggs and cheese you are getting complete protein. People on the Vegan/vegetarian team might be able to give you more info

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5/22/11 9:31 A

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Hello everyone,

I want to ask a question about a something my partner said to me. I have not eaten any meat in a month and feeling great! She does not like this for some reason. She tells me today that she read that there is a certain nutrient that we need and can only be gotten from meat! She did not go into detail, but I did not ask either. Has anyone heard of this, if so, what is it? I just want to know if it is true or is she trying to trick me into eating meat, lol's.


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