8 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need
Vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, is important for bone health; it also plays a role in the nervous, muscular and immune systems. The body makes vitamin D when skin is exposed to sunlight, but northern climates don’t get enough sun year-round for adequate formation. Foods like cow’s milk and soymilk are fortified with D. Some mushrooms that have been exposed to UV light are also good sources.
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