vegetarian vegan diets

vegetarian vegan diets

vegetarian vegan diets

Do you think vegetable juices and smoothies-making are a good supplement to a vegetarian / vegan?

thanks for your opinions.

juice over delicious smoothies milkshakes still have calories ... and knoweach you and all the ingredients used and the amount that is actually a milkshake .. i need a service Straw w / a smoothie.

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Naturally Amazing - Vegetarian & Vegan Diet & Workout


Naturally Amazing - Vegetarian & Vegan Diet & Workout


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Vegetarian Journal Vegan Health Food Ecology Ethics 2007-2008 LOT 6 Issues Diet


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1991 Vegetarian Journal VEGAN CHILDREN PREGNANCY DIET


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When you follow a vegan lifestyle, there are many questions that you probably dread. Where do you get your protein? Why don't you eat dairy or eggs? How do you get your calcium if you don't drink milk? If you are well-informed on vegan nutrition you can easily answer these questions with pride.

But, there is one question that delves a bit deeper, that is a much more difficult to answer, and threatens the view of many vegans that their lifestyle is a more natural way for humans to eat: Why aren't there any plant-based sources of B12?

Every vitamin, mineral, or nutrient can be found in a modern-day plant-based diet, except for one. Vitamin B12 (or cobalamin) can not be found in any plant-based sources and is only found in animal products. This strikes a sore-spot for many vegans.

In practically every book or article that you read on vegan nutrition there are lengthy paragraphs on how and where you can find nutrients such as calcium and protein in a plant-based diet. These discussions are usually followed by a sentence such as this, "Vitamin B12 is vital for your health. Since you can only get B12 from meat or dairy products, if you follow a vegan diet, make sure to take a vitamin B12 supplement daily."

After reading a statement like this, you may be wondering, but why? The answer to this question is difficult to find, but if you search the scientific literature long enough, you can find it.

To really understand why we can't get vitamin B12 from a plant-based diet in modern-day society, we have to take a look at nature and a look back into our human history.

B12 is produced by "good" bacteria which are found in the soil and on plants. Every herbivore in nature gets its supply of B12 from consuming these bacteria on the plants they eat. These bacteria then make homes in the gut of the herbivores that eat them. Carnivores get their B12 by consuming the organs and thus the bacteria from their herbivore prey.

Our ancestors, whether you're looking at several thousand years or just a few hundred years back into our past, didn't wash the food they pulled from the ground. They ate the bacteria which produce B12 on the plant-foods they consumed and got an adequate supply of B12 daily.

In our modern-day society, bacteria isn't found on our plant-foods for two reasons. First, the large number of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals used to treat our food doesn't allow a large amount of this bacteria to grow in our soils. Second, we wash our food very well. So, in our modern-day diet, there is not enough of this good bacteria on our plant foods so we have to find other sources.

People who eat meat or vegetarians that eat dairy and eggs, can easily get their B12 from animal products. This is mainly because of contamination of the animal foods by the bacteria normally found in the gut of these animals.

Unfortunately for vegans, the only source of B12 is through a supplement. So when you pop that B12 pill, hopefully you'll feel better knowing that you have to take it only because of our clean, modern-day culture and not because a vegan diet is fundamentally deficient!

About the Author:

Gina Buss is a freelance health and environmental writer.
Get healthy and green living tips at Gina's blog.

Article Source: ArticlesBase.com - Vitamin B12 In A Vegan Diet: The Dreaded Debate

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Another Fork in the Trail: Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for the Backcountry


Another Fork in the Trail: Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for the Backcountry


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Packed with lightweight mouthwatering recipes for backcountry adventurers Another Fork in the Trail is focused on delicious easy-to-prepare recipes for those following vegetarian and vegan diets. It includes more than 120 recipes all of which survived Laurie Ann Marchs rigorous testing both at home and in the backcountry. Many of the recipes are gluten-free as well and thus suitable for the growing number of those suffering from celiac disease. From flavorful lunches such as roasted tomato dip to hearty dinners such as vegetable ratatouille many of the recipes are prepared and dried at home saving valuable time at camp. With recipes for desserts and baked goods in addition to the staples the book covers menu planning and recipe creation and discusses other important considerations for the vegetarian and vegan outdoor adventurers.

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