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What are good sources of dietary guidelines for vegetarians?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers dietary guidelines for vegetarians on its web site. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is another good source for dietary recommendations.

Regardless of the kind of meat-free diet practiced, vegetarians should focus on getting enough protein, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B12, riboflavin, alpha-linolenic acid, and vitamin D.

SOURCES:

Vegetarian Times: "Vegetarianism in America," 2008.

Stahler, C. , 2006. Vegetarian Journal

Craig, W. , July 2009. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Barnard, N. , August 2006. Diabetes Care

Colli, J. , May-June 2006. Urologic Oncology

Key, T. , Sept. 28, 1996. BMJ

Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health: "Dietary Supplements Fact Sheet: Vitamin B12."

Sklar, R. , April 1986. Clinical Pediatrics

Frentzel-Beyme, R. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Specker, B. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Weaver, C. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Sanders, T. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Vegetarian Diets."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Omega-3 fatty acids."

Davis, B. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2003.

News release, Gallup.com.

Tonstad, S. , May 2009. Diabetes Care

Rizzo, N. , May 2011. Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Vegetarian Times: "Vegetarianism in America," 2008.

Stahler, C. , 2006. Vegetarian Journal

Craig, W. , July 2009. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Barnard, N. , August 2006. Diabetes Care

Colli, J. , May-June 2006. Urologic Oncology

Key, T. , Sept. 28, 1996. BMJ

Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health: "Dietary Supplements Fact Sheet: Vitamin B12."

Sklar, R. , April 1986. Clinical Pediatrics

Frentzel-Beyme, R. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Specker, B. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Weaver, C. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Sanders, T. , May 1, 1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Vegetarian Diets."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Omega-3 fatty acids."

Davis, B. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 2003.

News release, Gallup.com.

Tonstad, S. , May 2009. Diabetes Care

Rizzo, N. , May 2011. Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 16, 2018

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