People have their own reasons for going vegan. Whether it is their personal preference, religion-related beliefs, or the increase of their environmental awareness.
Noting that one of the biggest contributors to the Earth’s methane emissions is the beef business, reducing beef consumption becomes an effective way to prevent larger methane emissions and slowing down global warming.
Nevertheless, going vegan for the first time is one of the biggest steps that will change their daily nutrients intake.
But, do you know that there are some things that you have to consider? Here’s what you need to know!
As you decided to stop consuming meats (which includes beef, chicken, bacon, fish, etc.), or when you chose to go all out by avoiding all foods that come from animals (cheese, milk, eggs, and even honey), you will lose the nutrients that you once got from the meats.
Some of the nutrients that you will lose are calcium (that you used to get from milk or cheese), vitamins B12 and D(from the meats that you once consumed, and your vegan foods can barely fulfill your body needs of these vitamins), omega-3 fatty acids (coming from your once favorite fishes), etc.
It will bring negative impacts on your body, especially your health. Hence, it is recommended for you, if you’re the first time, to consult with a professional dietitian about the supplements that you have to take or the stages of going vegan to help your body adapt to the changes.
Benefits of Going Vegan
You don’t have to worry about the missing nutrients when you become a vegan. There are many benefits that you can gain through your journey as a vegan.
According to research, a plant-based diet will protect people against 15 leading causes of death, especially cancers. A plant-based diet will also prevent chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Besides, while improving your lifestyle, becoming a vegan will also be beneficial to prevent global warming from getting worse.
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So, are you ready to become a vegan?