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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Key supplements for vegetarians

It can be hard work being a vegetarian, and I have seen many who are suffering with poor health which can be related to their diets.  Humans are evolved to eat an omnivorous diet, and vegetarians can sometimes miss out on key nutrients if they avoid meat and fish (and even more so if they are vegans or avoiding eggs).

Do you know if you are Vitamin D deficient?

It seems like there's some news about Vitamin D every day.  It's traditionally known for helping to form healthy bones in children alongside calcium (resulting in rickets if there's a deficiency), and also known as the 'sunshine vitamin' because we make our own Vitamin D through exposure to sunlight.

It's now becoming accepted in mainstream medicine that Vitamin D is needed for a whole host of processes in the body, and is particularly beneficial for the immune system.

We are told in the news that deficiency is rife, which is in part due to our indoor lifestyles.
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