By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 00:12:35 AM.
Parents of vegetarian children should ensure their diet contains all of the key nutrients.Those who choose to become vegetarian include children and teenagers. Figures suggest that 3 percent of Americans aged 8 to 18 years are vegetarian. Anyone who is deciding to become a vegetarian needs to educate themselves to ensure they continue to get their key nutrients. Parents of vegetarian children must make sure their child is not just omitting the meat served with the family meal, but getting their nutrients in other ways.
"Raw foodists” believe that because raw plant foods contain bio-photons, or “sun stored energy,” they contribute to important processes in the body. If your diet provides adequate calories overall and is balanced, then the more bio-photons you consume the more you should experience having higher levels of energy and improved moods.
Almost all plant‐based foods offer high amounts of antioxidants and/or have some anti-inflammatory properties, which means they help stop the progression of disease by supplying nutrients that fight oxidative stress. Diets that are high in vegetables, fruit and other plant foods like legumes or ancient grains provide lots of nutrients, including antioxidants and phyto-nutrients, such as flavonoids, Resveratrol, Quercetin, beta-carotene and more; essential vitamins, such as vitamin C, E and A; trace minerals, such as manganese or phosphorus; and electrolytes like potassium and magnesium. A nutrient‐dense diet is beneficial for gut health, boosting immunity against illnesses, slowing down the effects of aging, protecting against cancer and heart disease, and preventing deficiencies that can lead to many negative reactions.