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A vegetarian diet can be full of variety and can provide enough nutrition to keep a growing teenager fit and healthy. There are certain minerals and vitamins that vegetarians could become deficient in if not included regularly in their diet. These include iron and vitamin B12, as these tend to come from a meat source.
It is important to eat a balanced diet, whether you are vegetarian or not.
Most people know what obvious foods to avoid on a vegetarian diet, but there are some foods you might not have thought of. Check the labels and remember that these foods may not be suitable for a vegetarian:
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