If you not a “vegan” don’t diet(try it)…
not simple changes from normal diet…consider your lives…
When change happens in our lives the norm of @ least one of these if not more gets disrupted.
If you cannot make it comply within the normal flow of these lifestyles be prepared to really discipline self for the new change.
I am not a vegan. Vegan diet remains as always a healthy diet historically. However depending on your goal set there are several protein chains that can only be retained in meat products and 7 of them are essential for growth and optimum diet. If you are already of a healthy condition, vegan diet is completley acceptable, however if you are in the process of development you will need the addition of quality protein and amino acids. Dr. Willets food pyramid is by far the best example of daily food consumption.
Being vegan may have an ethical component and this has to be respected. In saying this to be ethical a person’s health must also be considered.
Common in vegetarians and vegans is blood sugar dysregulation; too little protein, zinc, B12, B6, Fe.
More often than not vegetarians/ vegans tend to eat a ton of grains and a large majority are from processed high glycemic grains. The more processed the food the more it strips the body of essential nutrients putting it in a negative balance.
Protein requirements are difficult to meet and are higher in athletes. Low zinc levels may result in poor absorption of omega-3’s from flax because of the need in enzymatic conversion. There are no viable vegetarian sources of B12. Iron is usually a non-heme iron which the body loses much of in converting it to useable heme-iron and the plants themselves tend to bind to it, making it more difficult to use.
Soy based foods are convenient and tend to be a foundational protein source. Soy has phytoestrogens that mimic other estrogens in the body. A person with higher fat produces more estrogens in every fat cell. Now give them exogenous sources and it adds to the build-up and imbalance of estrogens in the body leading to insulin resistance and more body fat.