Queenie is 15 years old and has always been very interested in extreme sports. She was involved in a lorry crash on the A1 where she was working and is now paralysed from the waist down and is a wheelchair user. Although she can no longer work in hostile environments, she is extremely keen to retain his independence and stay active so has joined a wheelchair badminton club. The coach has said that she has a great deal of potential, and may even make the team for the next Olympics. Queenie has always loved junk food but realises that to be a serious athlete her training will involve learning about eating a suitable diet to gain maximum fitness. However, she’s not very good at cooking and doesn’t really know where to start. The kitchen in his ground floor flat has been adapted and he has access to a high street with a very good range of shops and supermarkets. Queenie is a vegetarian. Vegetarian Diet
Why people become vegetarians?
Dislike the thought of killing animals
Dislike the smell and texture of animal products
Types of vegetarians
Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs; this is the most common type of vegetarian diet.
Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products but avoid eggs.
Vegans do not eat dairy products, eggs, or any other products which are derived from animals. Nutrients that are important for vegetarians
In the vegetarian diet can come from a range of different sources:
Pulses, such as peas, beans, lentils and – botanically speaking – peanuts, are excellent inexpensive sources of protein and also contain minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium.
Soya products and Quorn, a form of ‘myco-protein’ available as mince, burgers, fillets, and sausages and so on are also good sources of protein, popular and convenient to use.
Free range eggs and dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt as well as nuts and seeds contribute to...
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