By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Diet. At Monday, April 29th 2019, 06:15:54 AM.
Animal products like eggs and dairy are also high in protein and micro‐nutrients like calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, iron, and2 magnesium. Completely cutting these foods out of your diet can increase your risk of nutritional deficiencies. In particular, vegans may be at a higher risk of deficiency for vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, iodine, iron, and protein. This can lead to an increased risk of issues like anemia, weakened bones, and impaired immunity.
Vitamin D also works an essential role in bone health. Vitamin D is summed to cow's milk, some kinds of soy and rice milk, and some cereals and margarine. Be certain to examine food labels. If you don't eat adequately fortified foods and have limited sun exposure, you may need a vitamin D supplement (one derived from plants). Vitamin B‐12 is required to create red blood cells and prevent anemia. This vitamin is located almost only in animal products, so it can be difficult to get enough B-12 on a vegan diet. Vitamin B‐12 loss may go undetected in people who consume a vegan diet. This is because the vegan diet is rich in a vitamin named Folate which may mask a lack in vitamin B‐12 until severe problems occur. For this cause, it is essential for vegans to consider vitamin supplements, vitamin-enriched cereals, and fortified soy products.
If you follow a vegan diet, ensure you are getting all the right nutrients. We explain portion sizes plus the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy. A vegan diet is often accepted to be a healthy one and thought to help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, if you’re a full-time vegan it is worth taking the time to plan your meals and snacks – this way you will ensure your diet supplies all the nutrients you need to remain strong and healthy. To help you on your way, here’s our nutritionist’s guide for a balanced, healthy vegan diet.
Vegans Need Milk for Calcium Intake