Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pregnancy Plan for Vegetarian

Vegetarian diets can provide numerous long-term health benefits including lower risk of cardiovascular disease, some forms of cancer, and hypertension. Is it possible to follow a vegetarian diet during pregnancy? You know that good nutrition during pregnancy is important both mother and baby.

Many women needlessly worry if a vegetarian diet is safe during pregnancy. A vegetarian diet is fine for pregnancy, as long as you're careful to get all the nutrition you and your baby need. Serious vegetarians should pay close attention to their diets, especially their protein intake. It’s pretty easy to meet your protein needs just by drinking soy milk and eating beans, rice, tofu, and nuts. I would recommend that every vegetarian talk with her doctor or a registered dietitian about nutrition during pregnancy.

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