By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 20:51:17 PM.
Far too often people shrug off the idea of vegan‐ism for fear of missing a particular food, or they try vegan-ism but end up giving it up in it’s entirety for similar reasons. This is often the result of jumping into vegan-ism too quickly with too little preparation. That’s why it is so important to take the transition at a pace that works for you so that it’s sustainable. Learn the ins and outs of how the particular food is produced – this is often enough to turn you off the food for good. Cut out all barrier foods at once. Most people find that cravings for these foods only last a few short weeks and then they subside.
According to Kid's Health, it is no longer considered essential to combine proteins in a meal to make a complete protein, as long as a healthy, balanced diet is maintained throughout the day. Sources of protein include eggs, milk, soy milk, nuts, nut butters, seeds, pulses, and cereals.Vegans and vegetarians have a higher risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency compared with people who consume animal-based products. The human body cannot use the plant-based form of the vitamin. Fortified foods are recommended for those who do not consume eggs or dairy products, and a supplement may be necessary.
People become vegetarians for many reasons, including health, religious convictions, concerns about animal welfare or the use of antibiotics and hormones in livestock, or a desire to eat in a way that avoids excessive use of environmental resources. Some people follow a largely vegetarian diet because they can not afford to eat meat. Becoming a vegetarian has become more appealing and accessible, thanks to the year-round availability of fresh produce, more vegetarian dining options, and the growing culinary influence of cultures with largely plant-based diets.