A Vegetarian Diet

 


Conditions that suggest A Vegetarian Diet

Metabolic  


Nutrients  

Zinc Requirement

See link between Vegan Diet and Zinc Deficiency.




Recommendations for A Vegetarian Diet

Animal-based  


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Diet  


Key

Strong or generally accepted link
Avoid absolutely

Glossary

Zinc

An essential trace mineral. The functions of zinc are enzymatic. There are over 70 metalloenzymes known to require zinc for their functions. The main biochemicals in which zinc has been found to be necessary include: enzymes and enzymatic function, protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. Zinc is a constituent of insulin and male reproductive fluid. Zinc is necessary for the proper metabolism of alcohol, to get rid of the lactic acid that builds up in working muscles and to transfer it to the lungs. Zinc is involved in the health of the immune system, assists vitamin A utilization and is involved in the formation of bone and teeth.

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