Is It Healthy to Eat a Vegan Diet?
Hi, my name is Evelyn and I am a vegan. The first questions that I get asked when someone becomes aware that I am a vegan are, “Where do you get your protein and is eating that way healthy?
A vegan is a person who eats fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. All food is consumed from a plant-based source. With proper meal planning, you can get all you need from plant sources without compromising your health. In fact it has been proven that a vegan/vegetarian diet is healthy.
Does this mean that you should become a vegan today? No, but increasing the amount of plant-based foods that you consume is always a good thing. The more plant-based foods you eat, the better off you will be.
“The American Dietetic Association released an updated position paper on vegetarian diets that concludes such diets, if well-planned, are healthful and nutritious for adults, infants, children, and adolescents and can help prevent and treat chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes.” (Source)
If you are thinking about becoming a total vegetarian/vegan, it is best that you consult your physician and seek assistance from a nutritionist who can help you plan a healthy plant-based diet.
For more thoughts on the raw vegan diet, visit Evelyn’s site.