By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:14:42 PM.
Milk and yogurt are important sources of calcium. Vegetarians who are avoiding dairy products can get calcium from tofu, fortified soy milk, green leafy vegetables, and dried figs.It is particularly important for vegetarian children and teens to plan their nutrient intake, as their bodies are still developing. Calcium intake, for example, can affect bone health for the long term. Fortified soy milk and breakfast cereals can help in the synthesis of vitamin D, but exposure to sunlight is also necessary.
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.
Cut out all animal derived ingredients and incorporate lots of whole grains, beans, legumes, tofu, nuts, and seeds for a healthy vegan diet. Swap out all of your favorite non-vegan items for vegan alternatives. Many people find that relying on vegan burgers, hot dogs, deli slices, cheeses, etc. can really help ease the transition when cutting out animal products all at once. If you want to dive right in, feel free jump into vegan-ism straight away! You'll want to continue educating yourself so that you’re as prepared as possible.