Vegetarians and Choline

Can a vegetarian diet provide sufficient choline? This nutrient is found in cell membranes, and is necessary for nerve function, works with folic acid during pregnancy to aid proper development of the infant's nervous system, and supports good liver function. A balanced vegetarian diet containing lots of whole foods will ensure enough choline, as it is found in many plant foods in smaller amounts than eggs and meat. Download an excellent handout from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

PositiveTip: Meet your choline needs by eating plenty of whole foods.