Welcome to the veg files.

As a longtime vegetarian I started this blog as a place to share tips, recipes and general knowhow on maintaining a healthy vegetarian lifestyle. When I first became a vegetarian I was pretty lost and confused about just how to make sure I and my family got the right amount of nutrition, so I hope that this blog will help anyone out there who is feeling the same way. Of course, I hope this blog is useful to the old hands out there too!

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I know I will enjoy writing it.

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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Hidden dangers of a vegetarian lifestyle.

It can be easy to think that being a vegetarian means you are naturally going to be healthier than a meat eater but being a vegetarian can hold hidden dangers. Many vegetarian friendly foods that are high in necessary protein such as nuts, eggs, cheese and milk are also high in fat and calories. Remember to chose low fat varieties of dairy products wherever possible. Eat no more than a small handful of nuts each day, nuts are surprisingly high in both fat and calories.

A vegetarian diet can also lead to iron deficiency and anaemia. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and fruits such as prunes. A surprising way to get a little bit more iron into your diet is to use iron cooking pots and skillets. Making sure that you get plenty of vitamin C will help your body absorb more iron too.

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