Vegan Lifestyle Essay

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Is becoming vegan actually the best lifestyle or diet? Vegans do not eat or use any animal products. They don't eat any meat or animal products, like milk, eggs and other animal products. They think doing this will help save the environment and help stop the cruelty for animals. Vegans also may think weight loss will be automatic or will make a person healthier, but that is not the case. A Vegan lifestyle will not be the best because vegans are not getting the nutrients they need, vegans are having to pay close attention to their diet, vegans are not automatically making the body healthier by the diet and vegans are losing the benefits in meat.
Vegans are not getting the nutrients they need. There are many nutrients in meat that vegans are
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The nutrients in plants are harder to find and digest. To go shopping and eating out vegan, there are not many options and finding vegan places and products will be a challenge (Stepanlak 181). There are less vitamin D, calcium and vitamin B12 in plants and grains. Trying to find, eat and keep track of the vitamins they're getting can be difficult (Bhide). Even when vegans think they are getting the nutrients they need they might not be. Beans, nuts and lentils have 15 times lower protein than the highest quality sources of it like beef, eggs and milk (Catherine). Trying to get the most out of legumes, pulses and other alternating forms of protein and also combining them with the right grains to ensure proper nutrition will require constant attention (Lyer). The body needs to adjust to converting to a vegan diet and that is a slow and gradual process. Trying to get the most out of legumes, pulses and other alternating forms of protein and also combining them with the right grains to ensure proper nutrition will require constant attention (Lyer). At first if the body is not getting the nutrients they need, the body might not notice it. After a few weeks, months or even years the body might start to notice the nutrient it's losing and how it is hurting the body (Bhide). Not getting enough protein can result in getting sick regularly, skin and nail trouble and muscle and joint pain (“Vegan …show more content…
Many people believe this and switch over to a vegan lifestyle just because of this reason. There is no data or evidence that just alone being on a vegan diet will help weight lose or be healthier. When going vegan there are still a lot of unhealthy snacks to snack on (“Vegan Diet...”). To lose weight and become healthier there will still need to be a combination of a regular exercise and a healthy, maintained diet (Bhide). So a vegan lifestyle might not be the one if wanting to lose weight and be

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