Tips for Vegetarians during Pregnancy

Vegans sometimes have difficulty getting enough zinc, vitamin B-12, iron, calcium and folic acid. The following tips help avoid these problems:
  • Add more energy-rich foods such as nuts, nut butters, seeds and dried fruits.
  • Eat at least 4 daily servings of calcium-rich foods include broccoli, kale, dried beans, calcium-fortified juices, cereals and soy products. Vitamin D helps you absorb calcium. Try to get vitamin D from sunlight or consider taking a vitamin D supplement.
  • Seek advice on supplements from your care provider or a registered dietitian. Many vegans need a vitamin B-12 supplement.


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