Question by  comom (32)

Do vegetarians have more diarrhea?

I recently became vegetarian and have had constant diarrhea.


Answer by  aecarpenter (516)

Your body is probably trying to get used to the change in your diet. Part of the reason is that vegetables and fruits contain way more fiber than carbs and proteins. You may want to increase the amount of carbs (good ones) and protein to balance your diet. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids so you don't become dehydrated.


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

You should not. I have been one for three years now and have great digestion. Make sure you are getting enough nutrition. You need complete proteins in your diet because you are not consuming meat. One way to get a complete protein is to add whole grain rice to beans.


Answer by  Doris59 (1647)

Perhaps the reason you are having digestive upsets is because your body is getting used to a whole new diet. Give it time, vegetarians usually have no problems with diarrhea.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

Having switched to veganism 10-months ago, I can tell you there is a time period of adjustment, though your constant problems seems unusual, make sure you are not lacking nutrients.

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