Taking steps towards a vegan diet and veganism can be daunting. So if you are a beginner you better avoid information overload. Take it easy and concentrate first only on learning about these three key things about vegan diet:
1. The risk of nutrient deficiencies and how to fix it
When you switch to a vegan diet you might be short of these vital nutrients:
- vitamins: B12 and D3
- minerals: iron, zinc, iodine and calcium
- Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EPA, DHA)
To make sure that you don't suffer from these nutrient deficiencies you have three options 1) follow a strict vegan meal plan 2) obtain your RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) from food supplements 3) combine good vegan diet with food supplements.
There is, of course, the fourth way as well: when you experience symptoms of nutrient deficiency you take supplements for at least 2-3 months. Naturally, you want to avoid this and make sure that your body gets everything it needs to keep healthy!
2. How to support your digestive health to avoid poor nutrient absorption
No matter how well you eat you still might not get all the nutrients you need because of poor nutrient absorption. If your digestive system suffers from problems like low digestive enzymes, low stomach acid, damaged or inflamed gut, acidity, constipation or diarrhoea, food allergies and other problems, then your nutrient absorption isn’t optimal. Digestive health should really be something you focus on before you go vegan and if there is a serious problem you should seek professional medical help.
If your digestive health suffers only from minor symptoms such as constipation, acidity etc. you can try a gentle detox first and see whether you feel better.
3. How to boost your meals with “all in one” vegan protein powders
There is a great help for vegans on the market nowadays that wasn’t available 10 years ago. These are “all in one” protein powders that 1) nourish 2) alkalize and 3) detox at the same time. These plant-based protein powders are a great help for all vegans, whether you are too busy to follow vegan meal plans or just starting your vegan lifestyle.
Hemp Protein+ All In One Protein Powder For Vegans
46.4 g of plant protein per 100 g; complete, balanced hemp protein
This unique, hypo-allergenic blend contains all essential amino acids and is rich in omega oils, including EFA and dietary fibre, that is beneficial for a healthy colon and stable blood sugar levels. It's easy to digest (no bloating), supports the immune system and more.
Allergy info and important notes:
- contains celery seed
- free from gluten
- an ideal alternative to soya
500g powder per pot
Hemp Protein (90%), Acai Berry, Acerola Cherry P.E. (25% Vitamin C), Alfalfa, Beetroot, Blackcurrant Extract, Celery Seed, Chlorella, Cinnamon, Dandelion Leaf Extract, Fenugreek, Green Tea Extract, Montmorency Cherry, Parsley Piert, Spinach, Spirulina.