This health video explains whether vegetarians eat enough minerals or not.
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Raena Morgan: Now, you had mentioned to me in an earlier discussion, that meat—flesh foods—are natural forms of chelated minerals. Mr. Max Motyka: Correct. Raena Morgan: Would a vegetarian run a risk of not getting enough minerals? Mr. Max Motyka: Oh, absolutely. That’s one of the big problems that vegetarians face. Is that, typically, they’re getting their minerals from fruits and vegetables and not from flesh. And because of that, the relative absorption is maybe one-quarter of what it would be if they were getting their minerals from things like, you know, beef and pork and things such as that. So, vegetarians run that risk and I know from people coming to our website and things such as that, that a lot of the vegetarians are very cognizant of the fact that they’re not getting their minerals. Many, many of them will be going on things, especially iron and zinc, because typically those are the ones that are most critical in a vegetarian diet.