Vegan diets are great, but there are several essential nutrients you need to know about and in some cases supplement. A 2009 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1 did a nice overview of this, and I’ve summarized the results below:
- Craig WJ. Health effects of vegan diets. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009, 1627S-33S. ↩
B12, one vitamin all vegans should know about.
One most common questions I get about the vegan diet is about protein. “If I don’t eat meat or dairy can I get enough protein?” “Can I still build muscle on a vegan diet?” “Without animal protein will I have enough energy?” The answer to these questions is unequivocally: YES!