What do I mean by “healthily Vegan”? I say to clients, “if you’re going to be a Vegan, you have to be really good at it”… otherwise you will eventually experience the side effects of reduced nutrient status. This could lead to poor immunity, fatigue, mood swings, digestive issues, skin complaints and a raft of other symptoms.
Many Vegans (and Vegetarians for that matter) who are unaware of how to source, prepare and eat the right balance of foods will turn to simple carbohydrates and fructose to derive energy. These could be in the form of bread, crackers, bananas, juices and excessive raw foods that challenge the digestive system and lead to energy fluctuations and fermentation in the gut causing bloating and discomfort. Deficiency can also lead to low mood, foggy brain, insomnia, anxiety and depression.
There are many great pea and or brown rice protein powders on the market that provide a full range of vital amino acids (the building blocks of the body) that make a great smoothie or protein ball base. See my shop for some products.
I have compiled a one sheet list of key nutrients and where they can be sourced that you can put on your fridge to keep you mindful of what your body needs to stay healthy. If you would like support in creating a more comprehensive animal free diet that supports you, please contact me and I’d be happy to work with you on this!
Download a copy of “The Happy Healthy Vegan” fridge friend below:
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