Energy intake with vegetarian diet
Image Most vegetarian diets are not rich in protein. Eating enough calories is an important way to use these smaller amounts of protein for important jobs like building muscle, healing wounds and fighting infection. Talk with your dietitian about the best choices of vegetable protein with lower amounts of potassium and phosphorus. Also, monitor your blood protein (albumin) levels closely with your dietitian to make sure you are getting the right amount of protein and calories.