Nothing is truer than the saying that old habits die hard.
More so, when you are thinking of switching from a strict non-vegetarian way of life to being a vegetarian, that also being a vegan, the strictest form of vegetarianism.
You all along believed, or were taught to believe, that all the world’s choicest nutrition can only be found in meat, fish and eggs and ideally, a combination of all the three. However, all that is expected to change when you decide to become vegan.
In fact, the first thought that struck me when I decided to choose veganism, was about vegan nutrition. From where am I going to get my quota of daily nutrients now that meat is going out of my life?
If you too are having concerns about vegan health, trust me, you are not alone. Initially, most vegans feel that the greatest sacrifice they would have to make is related to vegan nutrition, when they make this, rather ascetic choice in lifestyle.
However, once you have your facts right and understand the rationale behind the kind of foods that are recommended for a vegan, you can be assured of some mental peace.
VEGAN NUTRITION: THE BASICS
When in doubt, especially about health issues, I have always sought medical opinion and advice. Therefore when the issue of vegan health started to bother me, I consulted my doctor who gave me the following insight:
The basic truth about the upkeep of vegan health that you should remember is that the nutritive values of 100% vegetarian foods might be tough to find in the initial days, but with time, you know exactly what to have and in what quantities to remain healthy and fit.
What I realized that as a vegan, I just had to be a bit more creative in finding the right foods that seemed interesting, tasty and were motivating enough to pull me to the dining table during every meal.