Being a vegan in our contemporary times is something that is needed for certain individuals but at the same time there is also a “fad” to go vegan. You have to be careful as a vegan to guard against nutrient deficiencies.
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Understanding that a vegan diet consists of plenty of vegetables, grains, beans, fruits, along with seeds and nuts is good for health… but at the same time one should be aware that some vegans will fall short on a few key nutrients like Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, calcium, protein and zinc.
Vegans require extra attention to the vitamins and nutrients given below:
Most Important vitamins for our body:
Vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium and zinc are some of the most important minerals the body needs to be fit and healthy. While calcium and magnesium help to maintain healthy bones, zinc helps cell division and growth. Zinc helps to support the body’s immune system.
Vegans must note that Vitamin B12 is important for health:
The most important nutrient that vegans must take seriously is vitamin B12. This vitamin is vital for the nervous system health. Those with a risk of developing a number of conditions ranging from minor to worrisome must be careful and make sure that this vitamin is part of your health care.
Vitamin B12 is usually found in meat products and a vegan diet does not supplement this. It can take a number of years for the deficiency to arise sine B12 is stored in the liver. This deficiency can creep up over time, silently damaging systems before you see any symptoms.
Zinc is an “Essential Trace Element” and essential for our health:
Zinc is also called an “Essential trace element” because it needs only very tiny amounts of zinc for a healthy body.
Zinc helps to regulate the immune function, helps learning and memory, prevents the common cold, increases the efficiency of wound healing, decreases the risk of age related chronic diseases.
Calcium & Magnesium are vital for health bodies:
Calcium and magnesium are vital in maintain bone health and for the prevention of osteoporosis.
Without magnesium, a high intake of calcium increases the risk of arterial calcification and cardiovascular diseases as also kidney stones.
Taurine optimizes muscle health & reduces fatigue:
Vegans may also benefit from taurine supplements as vegetarian resources may not have the capacity to cover the body’s daily requirements, as it is usually found in meat, fish and daisy products. Taurine deficiency is rare and the symptoms are changes in vision, depression, anxiety, weight gain and kidney problems. Taurine is mainly concentrated in the heart, muscles, the brain and the eyes.
Taurine is associated with enhancing sports performance and it helps prevent the oxidative stress caused by exercise and helps to reduce fatigue and works on optimizing muscle function and health.