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5 Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Vegetarians
Vitamin B-12. A supplement of this essential vitamin, absent from plant foods, is critical for vegetarians.
Calcium. For vegans, fortified orange juice or fortified soy products can help. Lacto-ovo vegetarians can get calcium from dairy products.
Vitamin D. Because cow's milk and sunlight are major sources, vegans who shun the sun should take vitamin D supplements.
Zinc. Red meat is a prime source, but vegetarians can compensate with beans, lentils and soy foods.
Iron. The body absorbs iron from plants more poorly than iron from animal sources. Non-meat sources of iron include dried beans and peas and dark greens.
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.