Vegans are Everywhere!
Did you know that former President Bill Clinton lost 24 pounds for his daughter Chelsea’s recent wedding, and he became a vegetarian to do it. Although he eats fish once in a while, he now eats what the vegans eat just to eat healthy, not lose weight.
Food Without a Face Please
Vegans exclude flesh, fish, fowl,(including animal milk, butter, cheese, and yogurt), eggs, honey, and animal gelatin, as well as anything else of animal origin – or as some people say, “No food with a face.”
Why Veganize Your
- Lower levels of and cholesterol
- Added fiber
- Reduced risk of obesity or high blood pressure
- Lower levels of bad cholesterol
- More fruits and vegetables
- Lower levels of environmental toxins
What Vegans Often Lack
- Vitamin B12: This vitamin is found exclusively in . Vitamin-B12-fortified yeast can be a good B12 supplement for vegans, soy and certain breakfast cereals fortified with B12.
- Iron: Since many vegetarian sources of iron are not readily absorbed, vegans might also need or iron-fortified vegan products.
- Vitamin D: Only a few foods are good sources of vitamin D–fatty fish and dairy products, mainly–so supplements are often recommended.
- Calcium: Found primarily in dairy products, but also in vegetarian foods such as spinach and kale.
- Protein: Vegans need to add proper sources of vegetable protein in proper amounts. Some ideas: 1/2 cup beans; 1/2 cup tofu; 8 oz. soy milk; 1/2 cup edamame; and veggie burgers (protein varies here). Around 60 grams of protein per day should suffice.