by Cliff Smith
Vegetarians, in general, eat a plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains and legumes. Of course, there are many different kinds of vegetarian diets that require special attention.
To be sure of obtaining the highest quality nutrition, vegetarians and vegans should focus on:
People following a strict vegetarian diet are more likely to require B12 supplements, because B12 comes primarily from animal products, such as eggs, meat, poultry, shellfish and milk products. Vitamin B-12 is difficult for the body to absorb, so a spray in the mouth helps the mucus membranes under the tongue assist the body in assimilating the valuable nutrients. VitaSpray provides 200% of the RDA of Vitamin B12.
Spirulina is composed largely of protein and is noted for its essential and non-essential amino acids. It also contains Pro-vitamin A, which is converted to Vitamin A by the body. The iron in Spirulina has been found to be easily absorbed by the digestive system, unlike the iron found in spinach and various other plant sources.
VitaShake is the ideal whole food meal replacement for vegetarians. Ready in seconds, each serving provides 4g of protein from a plant source similar to tofu. The body cannot easily digest other protein drinks because they are usually made from "isolated" protein, which clogs the lymphatic system. VitaShake offers a whole food source of protein that is perfectly assimilated by the body.
NuPlus is made with concentrated Chinese herbs that include powerful whole food nutrients not available from typical food sources. These carefully combined whole food formulas are made with the most nutritious all natural, whole food ingredients, so you obtain more serious nutrition in fewer calories. There are no added sugars, fillers, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind, and NuPlus is easily absorbed.
Sunbars combine complex carbohydrates made from high quality ingredients not found in other bars. Made to provide a complete array of essential and non-essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein, Sunbars contain almonds, macadamia nuts, soybean oil and wheat germ oil as a source of beneficial fats. All these contain an excellent array of fatty acids, yet are very low in saturated fat. They are high in protective phytonutrients, abundant in vitamins, and rich in trace elements.
Herb-Cal Tabs calcium supplements are mined from fossilized coral for purity. They contain a combination of carbonate, citrate and gluconate forms of calcium as well as concentrated herbal extracts, enzymes, and Vitamin D2 to enhance absorption. Each chewable Herb-Cal calcium supplement delivers 250 mg of ultra-pure calcium.
Since it’s not always easy to eat the perfect combination of foods each day, especially with a vegetarian diet, you can make it easier on yourself with whole food concentrates and herbal supplements. Our Sunrider whole food concentrates and herbal supplements provide the easiest, most convenient way to fill any nutritional gaps.