How Healthy is a Vegan Diet?

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Veganism has become a new trend and lots of people are following this action as an attempt to prevent cruelty against animals, & destruction of the environment. Medical research, on the other hand, has shown that vegan diets can help in the prevention of many health problems such as heart diseases, hypertension, & diabetes. They can also enhance immunity as they tend to provide more fiber, antioxidants & beneficial plant compounds. However, vegan diets must be appropriately planned and people should be aware of the nutrients that they need consume in order to get all the health benefits of veganism.

There are a few nutrients one should focus on when following a vegan diet:

  1. Protein: Focus on plant proteins such as legumes, whole grains & soy milks.
  2. Vitamin B12: Have to take supplements as animal products are the major source of B vitamins.
  3. Calcium: Depend on fortified sources like orange juice, nut milks, tofu, & dark green leafy vegetables since you will be eliminating all dairy products.
  4. Iron: Have to take supplements & increase consumption of Vitamin C which helps in the absorption of the plant-base iron.

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