Is it healthy to be vegan?
Vegans don't consume anything that comes directly or indirectly from animals
Around the world, humans consume 346.14 million tons of meat every year. In 2030 this number will be 453 million, a 44% increase. Some people think that by becoming vegans they will be helping the environment, or they think that the moral thing to do is to not eat animal meat and their products. They also think that this is a healthier lifestyle, but is it?
Vegans think that eating greens is healthier and morally correct. (image taken from “The Mirror”)
Vegans don’t eat any type of meat so their bodies don’t get important nutrients that they should be getting, such as Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, Zinc, Choline, Calcium, Iron. These important nutrients can be found in meat and in fatty fish. Vegans state that this is not a problem because they get these nutrients from other foods, such as nuts, peanut butter, seeds, grains, and legumes. Non-animal products like tofu and soymilk also provide the protein and nutrients they need.
Vegans might not get enough protein and nutrients from their sources of protein. (Image taken from The Healthy)
In my opinion, nothing beats a good barbecue, but we should respect all people’s opinions. If they want to help the environment and be morally correct they are in their right to do so. However, I do think people should be careful when they make the drastic decision to change their diet. If you are vegan or thinking about becoming vegan, this website explains how to have a good and healthy diet.