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Vegetarian diets and children - too much fibre?

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Food being advertised as high in fibre is often taken as a good thing, however according to the Better Health Channel, children on a vegetarian diet should avoid too much fibre:

Watch the amount of fibre in your child’s diet. Too much fibre can lead to poor absorption of important nutrients including:

  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Calcium

Too much fibre can also be extremely filling, which may prevent a child from eating enough food for their energy needs. Try to introduce a variety of high-energy foods, such as avocados and vegetable oils, to meet your child’s energy needs.

More tips on vegetarian diets for children at the Better Health Channel.

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My real journey began with myself four years ago. After having injured myself at work, I decided it was time to go back and focus on being fit, active and healthy. In my late teens I practiced martial arts in the form of kickboxing for many years.

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