Hey guys. Im 21 and an almost fully qualified nutritionist. I would love to be vegan, I really would (for ethical reasons,environmental) and I was for a number of years. I love the idea of a superhero diet(minimal processedfoods) but I feel that no diet can be healthy if it recommends a supplement(ie, the b12 issue) also I have concerns about zinc, and excess phytate affecting nutrient absorption. I was as healthy as I could be while I was vegan for 3 years, but it still wasn't enough despite all my nutrition knowledge. I hate the diea of dairy products int he diet(ew) seems unnatural, but surely animal products,in moderation are not the issue.... if we choose organic animal products, eg eggs, fish, natural unsweetened yoghurt every so often on top of majority plant foods..... we need them, they have essential nutrients we can't get anywhere on a vegan diet without a supplement!!!!! We should be eating ONLY whole, natural foods provided by the earth, except for every so often if we go a little crazy, moderation in some processed stuff may be okay.
plus, are grains even that necessary? Been hearing a lot of confused nutrition info about gluten and I am totally confused.
any thoughts on this would be appreciated, I want opinions from vegans and non vegans, on what they think is the best thing to do. I don't wnat to let my morals get in the way of my health again, cause I was unbelievably sick before, even though I was the healthiest vegan as I think you could possibly be (I was very uptight about it and gave everyone I know nutrition advice. I became vegan because of this book and was a regualr contibutor....) HELP!
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