• “Q” – Is it difficult to go vegan?

“A” – No – just like everything else that you decide to do whole heatedly, whether it’s walking, running, taking on an extra job, writing a book or whatever, all you need is motivation, structure, knowledge, a positive attitude, and sometimes a little help from your friends.

  • “Q” – Where do I get my protein from?

“A” – Protein is the least of our worries, more so due to it being in so very many foods, and especially available in legumes, beans, seeds, nuts, leafy greens, and just about almost every vegan food there is. We, as humans, may be consuming way too much protein generally, but let’s focus rather on consuming healthy forms of plant protein than protein made from sentient beings.

  • “Q” – Vitamin B12 deficiency, should I be worried as an individual about going vegan?

“A” – Yes to B12 deficiency generally whether vegan or non, science today is telling us so.  Many people today are going for blood checks regularly, especially when sick and immune systems are run down, to receive invasive B complex injections and or are given pills by their G.P.s. So, this is not an uncommon occurrence in both vegans and nonvegans. As a precaution, focus rather on consumption of vegan variables. Eat from the rainbow vegan colours that are available, as well as the variety of vegan food groups. Consume well balanced vegan meals three times daily and, as an additional precaution, consider taking non-invasive vegan B12 plasters that are now widely available. You can take these once per week, or fortnightly, simply pop them behind your ear for 24 hours, your skin will absorb slowly into your system. B12 can additionally be obtained via fortified vegan foods.

  • “Q” – Vitamin D deficiency, should I be worried?

“A” – Yes, we should all be worried about not obtaining enough vitamin D however both as vegan and nonvegan, we can make sure that we obtain substantial sunlight exposure daily. A brisk 45-minute walk in the sunlight can be sufficient. Up mushroom intake, include these into meals at least twice per week. Should you be living in a country that has no sunlight or very little sunlight exposure for weeks or months in succession, consider a vegan vitamin D supplement.

  • “Q” – What about calcium deficiency, if I stop consuming dairy? Won’t my bones and teeth suffer?

“A” – No, it has been found that dairy depletes calcium in our bones and is a leading cause of osteoporosis, a growing concern today. Dairy is also known as a number one food allergen and appears able to stimulate prostate cancer cell growth and increase total prostate cancer risk among other leading modern diseases today. It is far more healthful to obtain calcium from a whole plant based source widely available in dark leafy greens, which includes all greens except spinach, chard, and beet greens (all very healthy, but not good calcium sources due to their oxalate content).

  • “Q” – I’m anaemic, can I go vegan?

“A” – Yes, as someone who is anaemic, you may benefit greatly from consumption of vegan sources!  Beans, greens, cereals, and grains, quinoa, oatmeal, prune juice, dried apricots, dried figs, raisins, raw or cooked mushrooms, baked potato, tofu, lentils, sunflower seeds, and cashews are all fantastic sources of iron. Also consider mixing blackstrap together with flax ground.

Do you have any personal concerns about going vegan? We would love to answer your questions, feel free to correspond with Just Vegan on below email provided.

Contact us on: info@justvegan.co.za


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