Do vegetarians need vitamins?
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Of course vegetarians need vitamins. Just like everyone else.
Vegetarianism is being adopted by non-vegetarians too, these days, because of its various health benefits. This is good, so long as you ensure you’re getting all the good nutritional substitutes for meat.
You will also need to check to see if you require supplements to your diet.
If you are Vegetarian, a multivitamin-and-mineral supplement, which will give you 50%-150% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) per tablet, is generally recommended
If you are Vegan, your diet might lack vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D, zinc and iron because you don’t eat animal products. What you must do is ensure your multivitamin includes these. Your supplement must contain at least 400ug folic acid.
At all times, remember that multivitamin or vitamin supplements are just an add on to your healthy diet.
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