24 September, 2020

Deficiencies Veganism Can Lead To And Ways To Deal With Them

It’s important to plan a balanced vegan diet and also focus on dig­estive health.

Deficiencies Veganism Can Lead To And Ways To Deal With Them
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2019-01-18T15:36:06+05:30

Vitamin B12: Chances are that if you aren’t having non-vegetarian food and also not eating a well-balanced diet, you may see your vitamin B12 levels dipping. However, our gut health has a lot to do with vitamin B12 levels. “Our gut releases a co-factor that’s necessary for B12 conversion. If our gut health is messed–up, then it could lead to low vitamin B12 levels too. For B12, one needs to take supplementation or fermented food or foods made with the vitamin (like nutritional yeast, or some plant milk),” says holistic and lifestyle coach, Luke Coutinho.

Protein: Not eating any meat, egg, dairy and also skipping on vegan options like pulses, lentils, legumes, nuts and seeds can lead to protein deficiency. Hence, it’s important to plan a balanced vegan diet and also focus on dig­estive health because it takes the right amount of digestive enzymes and juices to digest and ­absorb...

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