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1 Raising a Little Vegetarian A vegetarian diet is very safe for children because they receive all the nutrients needed to ensure proper growth and development. Parents can raise a healthy vegetarian. If they provide proper amounts of nutrients and calories it can be rather simple. Children grow and develop normally on a vegetarian diet. Providing a well-planned vegetarian diet for their children teaches them healthy eating habits that will provide several benefits to them throughout life. Raising a little vegetarian requires proper planning and acquiring nutritional knowledge to ensure that they are providing enough protein, calcium, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B-12, and calories. The vegetarian diet has becoming more popular in recent years. Society has always assumed that a vegetarian diet did not provide the proper amounts of nutrients that are found in meat product. Through research and science it has been proven that nutrients provided in meat is also provided in a vegetarian diet. Protein is highly important. Protein provides nourishment for the body to make new cells and repair damaged cells, hormones, antibodies, enzymes, and muscle tissue. Foods that contain a complete source of protein are soybeans, tofu, tempeh, and miso. Legumes, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts do contain small sources of protein but do not provide a complete source of protein by themselves. When a vegetarian consumes a variety of these foods throughout the day their body can use these amino acids to form the proper amounts of protein the body needs.
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course COM 150 150 taught by Professor Courtright during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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