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Vegetarian Diet

Immune System

Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in your immune system response, the production of red blood cells, and acts as an anti-inflamattory. While B12 is found mostly in animal food sources, you don’t have to stray from a vegetarian variety to get it. Try these:

Swiss Cheese

Mozarella Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Eggs

Soya Milk

Vegetable Margarine

Sunflower Margarine

Breakfast Cereals (depends on type)

Where To Get Protein

One of the biggest concerns for those considering vegetarianism is “where will I get my protein?” Important question. Protein plays a role in almost every body part and function. A lack of protein can result in hypoglycemia, constipation, stomach ulcers, and liver or kidney illnesses, just to name a few. But not to worry. Protein is more easily accessible than you may think. Try these foods for complete protein:

Soybeans

Cottage Cheese

Eggs

Wheatgerm

Milk

Swiss Cheese

American Cheese Fish

Brewery’s yeast

 

You can also combine these vegetable sources of incomplete protein with whole grains to get complete protein:

Green Beans

Lentils

Navy Beans

Soy Beans

Sesame Beans

Red Beans

Iron plays an important role in oxygen delivery through the body, a healthy immune system, and regular cell growth. An Iron deficiency could leave you feeling tired and put you at risk for low and high risk illnesses. Vegetarians need not be afraid. Iron can be found in all these foods:

Bran Flakes

Whole Wheat Bread

Oatmeal

Brown Rice

Black Beans

Garbanzo Beans

Lentils

Tofu

Peanut Butter

Almond Butter

Sunflower Seeds

Bok Choy

Broccoli

Collard Greens

Kale

 

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