Thank you for your post. As a Hy-Vee dietitian, we encourage all individuals to eat a nutritious and balanced diet to fit your own personal needs. Dietary protein needs can be adequately met in vegetarian and vegan meal plans. Vegetarians typically consume meal plans containing 10% to 14% calories from protein, compared with a typical intake of 14% to 18% of calories in nonvegetarian meal plans (Messina 2004). Consumption of complementary proteins at the same meal is not necessary; a variety of plant foods should be eaten throughout the day in order to provide all essential amino acids (Young 1994). The Recommended Dietary Allowance is 0.8-1.0 g per kg for certain individuals and should lead to a diet that derives approximately 10% of calories from protein (Messina 2004). Vegetarians can get ample protein from a variety of sources. Plant sources include the following:· Legumes, including soy products · Grains · Nuts and nut butters · Seeds and seed butters · Vegetables (Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Nutrition Care Manual. May 2012.) Keep in mind, that you are welcome to schedule a store tour with your local Hy-Vee dietitian to help you navigate the aisles to find foods that fit your individual needs.
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I am 26 years old, Male. My name is Junesh . I am purly vegetarian , i havenot eaten either of (Red or White ) meat in my life. I havenot eaten eggs too. Despite of all these, my immunity is weak . I am easily gets infected by common cold and illness by season change. Please suggest me .
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