Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

The nutrients most likely to be missing from the diets of vegan adolescents are:

  1. a. Vitamins A, D, E, iron, and zinc
  2. b. Vitamins B6, D, B12, iron, and calcium
  3. c. Vitamins B6, B12, E, zinc, and choline
  4. d. Vitamins A, D, E, folate, and iron

Summary Introduction

Introduction: A diet that is based exclusively on plant-based products is kown as as a vegan diet. Vegans do not consume any food from animals that also include dairy products and eggs.


Reason for the correct answer.

Option b. is given as “Vitamins B6, D, B12, iron, and calcium”.

Vitamins B6, D, B12, iron, and calcium are all essential nutrients. Natural sources of vitamin B12 are meat. Vitamin D, iron, vitamin B6, and calcium are present in plant-based products but are in a form that is poorly absorbed when compared to fish and dairy products. Therefore, a vegan diet that excludes poultry, meat, fish, seafood, eggs, and dairy products most likely have these nutrients missing from their diet.

Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers.

Option a. is given as “Vitamins A, D, E, iron, and zinc”.

Vitamin A, vitamin E, and zinc can be easily obtained from plant-based sources...

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