WELCOME TO THE VEGAN TRENDS VITAMIN & MINERAL SITE
(Including various medical challenges that can be aided through vitamins, minerals, & great foods)
The following is information on vitamin & minerals that may be a benefit to the vegetarian/vegan.
Please check with your physician, and/or nutritionist before taking any supplementations.
B-12Is probably the most difficult vitamin for a vegetarian to obtain. There is virtually no B-12 in fruit, vegetables, or grain. It is crucial for protecting the body from irreversible nerve damage, and pernicious anemia. Typical early signs of this disorder may be weakness, shortness of breath, occasional faintness, headaches and inflamation of the mouth and tongue. Pernicious anemia could result in enlargement of the spleen and high levels of unusable iron in the blood, as well as impaired mental ability in severe cases. B-12 also has been found to maintain normal bone marrow, as well as the myelin sheath that protects nerve structures, which if damaged, could cause loss of muscular coordination.
BLOOD DISEASE: Sulfer
BLOODSTREAM: Iron Spinich Dried Peas Whole Wheat Prunes Whole Grains Celery Cabbage Oats Lettuce Raisens Apples English Walnuts Lentils Greens Red/White Cabbage Beets Carrots Cherries Berries Onions
CALCIUM:Has been found to aid against osteoporosis, yet is often deficient in vegetarians who include dairy products from their diets. Vegans should eat plenty of dark green vegetables and tofu, which are excellent sources of calcium. Besides protecting teeth and bones, calcium is also necessary for blood clotting, maintenance of cell membranes and structural support within cells. 1,200-1,300 mg a day Dark Leafy Vegetables Beans Fortified Orange Juice Whole Grain Cereals Rice Milk
FOLIC ACID Black Eyed Peas Spinich Kale Enriched Breads/Cereals
IMMUNE SYSTEM(HEALTHY) Vitamin A Squash Dandelion Greens Apricots
IRON (Take along with Vitamin C, to be absorbed) Whole Grains Beans Nuts Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
PROTIEN Bean Rice Grains Nuts
VITAMIN A Carrots Sweet Potatoes Oranges Green Vegetables
VITAMIN C Oranges Kiwi Berries Papaya Peppers Broccoli
VITAMIN E:Not possible to get enough with food (800 IU's a day)