August 21, 2019 - Medical News Bulletin
Four things to know before you go vegan
The vegan diet has become popular for environmental, ethical, and health-related reasons.
- The vegan diet can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Phytochemicals are antioxidant in foods such as fruits and vegetables, and legumes contain nutrients that can protect against different cancers.
- Eating a vegan diet high in alkaline foods (fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, tofu, tahini, and orange and apple juices) will provide the body with a lot of potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K, allowing healthy calcium levels and healthy bones.
- Vegans can supplement B12 or take vegan algae fatty acid supplements that will allow them to get EPA and DHA if needed.
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