To ensure you get the best advice possible, we spoke to nutritional therapist and hebalist at the Nutri Centre, Elouise Bauskis, to find out how to get the essential nutrients in an all vegetarian diet.
Elouise explained: "A vegetarian diet can be good for many people, and it's especially recommended to those who are 'acidic' or 'inflammatory'.
You need to be acutely aware of your Vitamin B12 intake (or lack-of with a vegetarian diet) and just how crucial B12 is for the proper functioning of the nerves, the energy release from food and the production of red blood cells. A guide for teenagers who want to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle provides information on nutrition and nutritional requirements, beginners' recipes, and tips on answering questions about environmental concerns and other issues. Whether it's due to being appalled of the way animals are treated or because you've realised that a highly carnivorous diet so many of us follow is not sustainable in the long run, going vegetarian can be a fantastic experience - as long as you make sure you get the nutrients you need.


A vegetarian diet can help to 'alkalise' the body which in turn has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body's chemistry. Here are Elouise's top tips on eating well and getting the nutrients you need as a vegetarian.
When following a vegetarian diet, you need to know how to obtain good protein from your food. When moving on to a veggie lifestyle, it's advisable to avoid processed vegetarian foods as much as possible.
Here are Elouise's top tips on eating well and getting the nutrients you need as a vegetarian.\n\nThe importance of the 3 P's: Protein, Pulses and Phytic\n\nPROTEIN is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of every cell in the body!


Other protein sources include houmous, tahini, nut butters and 'milks', nuts & seeds (unsalted and unroasted to preserve the beneficial omega oils).\n\nVital vitamin B12\n\nYou need to be acutely aware of your Vitamin B12 intake (or lack-of with a vegetarian diet) and just how crucial B12 is for the proper functioning of the nerves, the energy release from food and the production of red blood cells.



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