If you have been thinking of going the vegetarian route how do you know that you are getting the proper nutrition. Vegetariantimes.com says that if you decide to become a vegetarian there are six things that you have to make sure that your body has enough of in order to maintain well-being. So before you declare yourself a Vegetarian make sure you have the proper information on the things vital to your good health.

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    Protein

    Greatist.com lists some great sources of protein are quinoa, buckwheat, soy, beans and hummus.

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    Iron

    Nomeatathlete.com lists these plant based foods as rich in iron: Legumes like lentils and soybeans, Grains such as quinoa and brown rice,. nuts, seeds and veggies like swiss chard and collard greens.

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    Calcium

    Vrg.org has listed some great sources for Calcium like collard greens, kale, navy beans, soy, almonds and broccoli.

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    Zinc

    Vegetariannutrition.net has listed sources of zinc as Legumes, hummus, tofu,chickpeas,lentils, edamame, green peas, black beans, peanut butter, refried pinto beans, tempeh, miso, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, kale, oatmeal, corn, pumpkin seeds, cashews, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts and nutritional yeast.

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    Vitamin B12

    Healthaliciousness.com says that there are five main sources for vitamin B12. Cheese, eggs, whey powder, milk & yogurt and yeast extract spreads.

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    Vitamin D

    Healthyeating.com has some great sources of vitamin D. such as sunlight, dairy, eggs and fortified foods.