What are some supplements i should take if i stop eating meat?

I am really interested in becoming a vegetarian but my sister did it a while ago and got really sick for a long time. My mom made her start again and i know there are non-chemical and green organic protein supplements out there i can take to prevent this from happening. Can you help me and tell me how to start this new lifestyle?


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6 Responses to “What are some supplements i should take if i stop eating meat?”

  1. Woody (King Carrot) Says:

    You don’t need supplements wholesome carrots contain everything you need to stay healthy and they cure most ailments.

    The following nutrition information is for one serving of wholesome carrots. That would be about one cup of sliced wholesome carrots, or 122 grams. This general information is for any variety of wholesome raw carrots.

    Macronutrients:
    Water: 107.71 g
    Calories: 50
    Protein: 1.13 g
    Carbohydrates: 11.69 g
    Fiber: 3.4 g
    Sugars: 5.54 g

    Total Fat: 0.29 g
    Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
    Monounsaturated Fat: 0.017 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.143 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg

    Micronutrients:
    Calcium: 40 mg
    Iron: 0.37 mg
    Magnesium: 15 mg
    Phosphorus: 43 mg
    Potassium: 390 mg
    Sodium: 84 mg
    Zinc: 0.29 mg
    Vitamin C: 7.2 mg
    Thiamin: 0.081 mg
    Riboflavin: 0.071 mg
    Niacin: 1.199 mg
    Pantothenic Acid: 0.333 mg
    Vitamin B6: 0.168 mg
    Vitamin B12: 0 mcg
    Folate: 23 mcg
    Vitamin A: 20509 IU
    Vitamin E: 0.81 mg
    Vitamin K: 16.1 mcg

    Phytonutrients:
    beta Carotene: 10108 mcg
    beta Cryptoxanthin: 153 mcg
    Lycopene: 1 mcg
    Lutein and Zeaxanthin: 312 mcg

    Celery is good also

  2. Robot_x Says:

    Your sister must have been eating horribly if she got ill.You do not need to take supplements, as long as you eat plenty of beans, nuts, seeds, grains, fruits and vegetables, you should be fine.

  3. nharchgirl Says:

    I agree with the other person. The only supplement you might need is an iron tablet to prevent anemia if you don’t eat enough legumes and green veggies – peas, broccoli and spinach all have high iron contents.

  4. V.gain Says:

    I don’t take any supplements and I’m healthier than ever. 🙂

    Look, nutritional supplements are a good idea for anyone whether that person is an omnivore, a vegetarian, or a vegan. Some of the most common are a multi-vitamin, iron supplement, vitamin D, and vitamin C, however you don’t need to take these just because you’re not eating meat anymore.

  5. riot reality Says:

    I don’t take a supplement and I am perfectly healthy. You’re sister obviously wasn’t doing it right. Here’s what you do:

    For protein, it can be found in the obvious places like tofu and mock meat (which I totally recommend for you if you get meat-cravings, find some Boca, Morning Star, or Smart Deli). It’s also easily obtained from whole grains, hummus, rice, beans, chickpeas, nuts and seeds, and very many other foods.

    Iron can be found in legumes, whole grains (including wholemeal bread), wheat germ, oatmeal, enriched products, brewer’s yeast, green leafy vegetables, peas, broccoli, spinach, potatoes, nuts, seeds, dried beans, peaches and dried fruit.

    Vitamin B12 can be found in nutritional yeast, fortified cereals, and fortified soy milk.

    Vitamin D can be found in fortified milk and fortified soy milk, and in fortified cereals. Basically, you’re going to have to rely heavily on fortified products, seeing as the best sources of vitamin D are fish (which is obviously not vegetarian) and eggs (which are sometimes not in vegetarian diets, but can be).

    For calcium, there’s tofu made with calcium sulfate, calcium-fortified soy milk and orange juice, and soy nuts, broccoli, collard greens, Chinese cabbage, kale, mustard greens. Grains, beans (other than soybeans), fruits, and vegetables (other than those listed) can contribute to calcium intake but cannot replace these key foods.

    And for zinc, eat nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, chickpeas, cooked dried beans, fortified cereals and soy products are all great vegetarian sources of zinc.

    Also, some more diet tips are:
    –Keep your consumption of sweets and fatty foods to a small amount, as they are low in nutrients and high in calories.
    –Whenever possible, you should chose whole or unrefined grain products, and/or use fortified or enriched cereal products.
    –Using a variety of fruits and vegetables is a good idea, including foods that are good sources of vitamins A and C.
    –Chose fat-free/nonfat and low-fat dairy products, if you still consume them.
    –If you eat eggs, remember to keep an eye on your use of them. They’re high in cholesterol, containing 213 mg per yolk. You should limit your cholesterol intake to no more than 300 milligrams a day.

    You don’t always need to turn to a pill for the magic solution, all you need to do is put in a little effort.

  6. baby gurl Says:

    You don’t need any if you eat well. But if you want to take protein supplements, or multi-vitamains, or whatever kind of supplement, go for it if you feel that you need it. If your sister got sick after she went vegetarian it’s because she didn’t eat healthy enough. Eat a balanced diet with fruits and veggies and whole grains and you should be fine.