Though I am widely known for Pro-Veganism, nothing matters more to me than Pro-choice and Pro-knowledge! That’s why I have decided to write about the Pros and Cons of Veganism. Though this is a Con article I have written articles focusing on the many Pros.
Though veganism works wonders when it comes to the overall health of the body, it has a few potholes within the road.
There is evidence that some Vegan diets are lacking in some vital nutrients, like calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B-12 and foliate. A deficiency of any of these nutrients can cause harm. For example a deficiency in calcium can cause disorders like osteoporosis. Omega 3 fatty acids deficiency can cause fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.
Don’t be alarmed; all of these nutrients can be simply replaced with a tablet, for example Vitamin B-12, or eating well. That is why grocery shopping is a serious thing when it comes veganism. Make sure you’re getting you’re fruits and veggies.
“Some vegan diets may be low in calcium and vitamin D although there are vegan sources of these nutrients,” says Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, nutrition advisor for The Vegetarian Resource Group (vrg.org). (AARP.org)
Another con of a vegan diet is eating out. Being vegan you might not have the simple option of pulling over at a fast food restaurant and being completely satisfied when you get to your destination.
Going vegan is also time consuming, I will admit it isn’t easy and takes determination, though it is very worth it. It takes time to understand the lifestyle like when to go grocery shopping, how to switch it up in the kitchen when it comes to breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Also, some labels of food make it hard to see if the product contains some kind of animal product. So it can be discouraging when you see a company has fooled you.
I have researched the cons of veganism, but there is a greater health risk when consuming animal products!
Hope you’re enlightened and will stay tuned for more.