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Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies

Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies | Longevity science | Scoop.it
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There are many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings when it comes to the nutritional health of those consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet. In essence, all vitamins and minerals necessary for the human body to be healthy and vibrant can be found from natural, non-animal sources; however certain nutrients are more difficult to source due to the production methods of modern food.

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Kate Killingsworth's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:33 PM

 

While there are many myths about the Vegetarian and the Vegan diet, it is possible to get all the necessary nutrients that the body needs. It is possible to gather the nutrients the body needs by combining certain foods together or eating more of one specific food. Vegetarians need to be careful when eating processed foods, because some of the nutrients can get taken out during processing. In being a Vegetarian for almost two years I need to start opening my resources and look for ways to get he nutrients my body needs in order to make sure I stay healthy.

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Magnesium may reduce colon cancer risk: Meta-analysis

Magnesium may reduce colon cancer risk: Meta-analysis | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, says a new meta-analysis of data from 338,979 people.

 

The decrease risk is small, just 7% for each 50mg increase in magnesium intake. A large percentage of people do not get the recommended intake of this mineral.

 

Based on this evidence, it appears that even attaining the RDA would offer many people additional health protection. 

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