A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic indicates that people who are vegetarian strict may run the risk of having nutritional deficiencies , although there are other benefits of this type of diet.
the authors of The study analyzed data on vegetarian strict in the United States, that represent 2% of the population.
In the analysis, it was found that many of them rely on processed foods, so that they do not eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains is sufficient, which provide basic nutrients such as vitamin B12, iron, calcium, vitamin D, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
“We believe that some of these nutrients that have implications for neurological disorders, anemia, strength, bone and other health problems may be deficient in vegetarian diets, poorly planned”, says Dr. Heather Fields of Internal Medicine and Community at the Mayo Clinic. in Arizona.
The expert added that a vegetarian diet rigorous, well planned, allows adequate nutrition, so it is important to be well informed prior to any change in the diet and to see a specialist.
He also indicated that, although it has not been demonstrated that vegetarians strict had a protein intake deficient or any other amino acid specific, should be maintained the blood levels adequate vitamin B12, iron, ferritin, calcium, and vitamin D.
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