How to Supplement Your Vegan Diet

Good morning everyone and happy Monday! I hope you had an excellent weekend!

Today’s Motivational Video was a direct request from a viewer that was in the process of adopting a Vegan diet and was concerned that she would develop nutritional deficiencies.

Rest assured, taking on a vegan diet mindfully can be very healthy. Basing your diet around plant based whole foods can be a huge nutritional boon for your body. But the key here is taking it on mindfully. You have to organize and plan to make sure you are getting a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from your food and not defaulting to processed breads and pastas just because they are vegan.

Even with a mindful approach to a vegan diet, there are nutritional deficiencies that can develop. In today’s video I will talk to you about what you need to watch out for and what you can do to prevent these nutritional gaps in your diet.

Once you’ve watched, I’d love to hear from you!

If you’re a vegan, how do you balance your nutrient intake? With just food or a combo of food and supplements? Or, if you’ve ever tried a vegan diet and developed a nutritional deficiencies how did you fix it? Did you incorporate a particular food or did you have to supplement with a vitamin? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks again for letting me be a part of your Monday! I hope you all have an excellent week!
xo
B

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7 comments on “How to Supplement Your Vegan Diet

  1. Robert Cooper

    Hi,
    I’m 72 years old and fed up with beef , pork, @ chicken . I love fish and was wondering if I gave up all but fish ( for know ) would that be a good way to start a new life ? I haven’t had beef,pork , or chicken for a month now and feel much better , but I have to get some kind of diet together . It’s very hard for me as I don’t know where to start .
    Thanks

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    1. Barbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Certainly, reducing animal protein can have its benefits but be careful with too much fish b/c it can increase mercury levels. The one way you know you can’t go wrong it to embrace a whole foods diet with plenty of vegetables, some fruit, some nuts and seeds, etc. I mention this in neatly every one of my videos and it is the very best way to optimize your health.
      Best to you Robert!

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  2. Lisa Dawn

    hi there! i am a full fledged vegan for almost a decade now. i do not take any supplements but i eat a varied diet including greens, beans, pasta, bread and lots of healthy, colorful foods. i have not found it necessary to take any of the supplements that you highlight and neither has my husband or son. they are the top of the list of so called deficits vegans face so it makes sense that everyone does what they need to do personally but i worry more about taking in too much and not being able to absorb it and doing damage than i do about not getting some of the nutrients. thanks as always for the info!

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    1. Barbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Hi Lisa! I had a feeling (and was hoping) I’d hear from you. Curious, have you had blood work to see where your B12 and D levels are? I know if there is a healthy vegan out there, it’s you! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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