All about Vegan Diet
In this article we will be looking at the vegan diet, Lately, there has been so much buzz about the vegan diet. What is the vegan diet and how can we benefit from this diet? These are some of the questions we will be looking at.
Many people are discovering the health benefits that are associated with the vegan diet, though healthy we must understand that this diet requires that we learn as much as we can before conforming to this lifestyle.
More and more meats are being replaced with this diet because of the many health issues that have arisen about the safety in which meats are raised and handle. At every turn, we hear reasons why we should not eat meat, a known fact, is that meats in some cases are loaded with chemicals to increase the size and production for sale.
I saw a video once where persons were working in a factory and were injecting chickens with some sort of fluid, by the time the chickens were injected they were no longer small but fat and ready to be sold. So it is no surprise why many are turning to a vegan lifestyle. In the United State, vegans are in the minority with only 2.5 % according to studies.
The bad and the ugly of a vegan lifestyle
The bad and the ugly of a vegan’s lifestyle is that our bodies require a certain amount of nutrients on a daily basis, as a vegan we must ensure that we are getting the daily recommended amount from the foods we eat.
For example, animal proteins contain all the essential nutrients we need, these proteins aid in the building of muscles, and proper bone development. This protein is missing in a vegan’s diet that can cause health issues.
VitaminB12 is responsible for energy, VitaminB12 comes from meat products. A lack of this vitamin can cause a person to feel fatigued.
Eating out can be a challenge because most menus do not cater to the vegan’s diet.
The vegan diet requires you to learn how to prepare your own meals, your meals should be prepared in such a way where you are getting the daily recommended requirements.
There is an adjusting period your body has to go through before it can adjust to this lifestyle.
These are just a few of the cons of a vegan diet.
The Good of a vegan
The good of a vegan’s diet is a vegan diet helps with weight loss, a vegan diet can be high in nutrients. A vegan diet can be healthy, with a vegan diet you are at a lower risk of disease, vegan believes that animals have rights and they should not be slaughtered for food.
Again these are just a few of the pros of conforming to a vegan diet. So the question remains is the vegan diet right for you?
The vegan diet has its pros and cons, so before conforming to this lifestyle make sure this diet is right for you.
The final word
Living a healthy lifestyle should be at the top of our list and we should do all that we can to promote good health. Whether a vegan diet is right for you is something you have to decide based on what you determined as living a healthy lifestyle.
In promoting good health we must ensure that every decision we make will work well on our behalf, many have different opinions when it comes to the pros and the cons of a vegan, the choice is still yours however when it comes to this lifestyle.
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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
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9 thoughts on “Vegan Diet”
HI, thanks for the great info on the Vegan Diet, i totally agree that Vegan diet requires alot of determination to achieve and to maintain. I have a moment of thought to start vegan diet but somehow fail as I am eat out person, its very hard to get vegan menu like you mentioned. Seeing your article triggers me to re-think on this option to steps towards healthier lifestyle! Thanks again
Hello Nico it is so good to meet you, I am glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.
When you talk about a video, you can put the video in your page or maybe the link, it wold make your page much more interactive and it wold explain better your point of view.
Also it wold be so much fun if you include a vegan recipe and challenge your readers to taste something vegan.
Hello Patricia it is so nice to meet you and thanks for those tips, all the best to you
Thank you for the post on vegan diet, and I am always a big proponent of healthy lifestyle choices. Fresh foods are so wonderful. I am vegan and always try to eat healthy, Thank you for providing such great information on the subject. I enjoyed reading your blog.
Take Care, Heather
Hello Heather it is so good to meet you, I am glad that I could help. Thanks for commenting and have a good day.
Hi Norman, thanks for your post and I must honestly say that the way animals are treated to ‘produce’ meat for the people is appalling.
Still, I am not a vegan. Instead, I am trying to get meat from approved organically and animal-friendly farms. Lot’s of my friends raise their own pigs and chicken or go hunting (I live in New Zealand.)
We are trying to reduce the consumption of meat though which I have found a bit challenging since my husband loves a good steak.
Thanks again ~ Anke
Hi Norman, great article. I think if everyone gave up meat for one day,”Meatless Mondays” we would help not only the environment but people too. Thanks for sharing this information with all of us. Great post!
Vegan diet, for the most part, was created out of compassion to animals and is much better than meat and french fries diet. But is it ideal? No.
It is beneficial for some time, but after few years you can have serious problems.
I have the best experience with Ayurvedic diet. It is mostly vegetarian but allows milk products. Diet plan is created according to the body type, body disbalance, time of the year. There are also many little details, like drinking warm water boiled for 15 minutes, the biggest meal should be taken between 10 am and 2 pm, supper should be no later than 6 PM and it should be a warm soup, cook on ghee, use spices like cumin and turmeric, etc.