Supplements for Vegetarians

necessary for vegetarians who would like to ensure complete nutritional balance.

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Vegetarianism is in fact a food philosophy based on the partial or total exclusion of animal foods from one's diet.

This definition, general but too simplistic, must be adapted to the different variants that characterize this particular dietary regime; not out of perfectionism, but because everyone has very specific dietary indications.

Type of Diet Food Excluded Lacto-ovo-vegetarian meat and fish but not their derivatives (eggs, milk and dairy products, etc.) Lacto-vegetarian meat, fish and eggs (consumption of milk and derivatives allowed) Ovo-vegetarian milk and dairy etc but not eggs Vegan meat, fish, eggs, milk and derivatives (yogurt, cheese, etc.) Raw food (vegan) meat, fish, eggs, milk and derivatives (yogurt, cheese, etc.). Foods of vegetable origin are also heat treated above 4245 ° C.

Vegan raw food: in this type of diet only vegetable and raw foods are allowed (treated at no more than 42-45 ° C). All animal derivatives are obviously banned. Furthermore, several basic foods for vegans, such as cereals and legumes, cannot be consumed, as they are completely indigestible when raw. It is the least balanced.

food for some vegetarian diets is nothing short of a must. When it comes to vegetarian supplements, the distinction between the many diet variations is therefore crucial.

If the first two approaches shown in the table can be considered sustainable from a nutritional point of view, without (or almost) the use of supplements, an equally positive judgment cannot be expressed for the vegan and raw food diet.

Among the people who adopt these food philosophies for long periods, especially the raw foodist, there are in fact reports of nutritional deficiencies, especially among children and adolescents, and pathological consequences - among the most serious, unfortunate consequences for the fetus of pregnant women.

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