vegan diets are unhealthy, unsustainable, and not suitable for children, nursing parents, or athletes
going vegan is unhealthy, unsustainable, and not suitable for children, nursing parents, or athletes
with a bit of attention to nutrition, veganism can have you feeling better than ever before, long-term
veganism brings many scientifically proven health benefits. vegan foods are richer in many nutrients, pose significantly lower risk of cancer and other diseases, are anti-inflammatory, can increase energy, and much more. well-planned, diverse vegan lifestyles are healthy at any age, including during pregnancy and lactation, and can even boost athletic performance.
many new vegans make the mistake of treating veganism like a way to lose weight (by restricting their calorie intake or only eating raw foods) and end up not eating enough, or well. these kind of diets, vegan or not, are unsustainable. by transitioning to veganism with the intent to stick with it long-term, we can adopt a mindset that encourages us to learn what foods provide the nutrition we need to thrive, both physically and mentally.
protein is abundant in beans, legumes, pulses, grains, nuts, seeds, and some vegetables, and vegan protein supplements are easy to find and plentiful. vitamin B12, calcium, iron, omega-3s, vitamin D, and iodine can also be found in many plant-based foods. to fill any gaps, multivitamins tailored to vegans are an easy way to get all of the vitamins you need.
more information / sources
NIH: Vegan Nutrition for Mothers and Children: Practical Tools for Healthcare Providers
The Game Changers Movie: A revolutionary new film about meat, protein and strength
The Lancet: Country, regional, and global estimates for lactose malabsorption in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis (68% of people suffer from lactose malabsorbtion)