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Vegan diet are you getting all of your nutrients?

Agoodenough
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Here is an article which I think shows just how easy it is to get everything you need nutritionally to make sure you are covering all bases with your plant based diet. So I hope this article also interests you too. Ali πŸŒ±πŸ™‚

mailchi.mp/b025ac224f50/pla...

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andyswarbs
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I note the comment that 70% of uk women may have iodine deficiency. Importantly that is across all women ie omnivores, not those on a plant based diet. So there's no suggestion that plant based women are more iodine deficient more than the average and yet often it is painted as a vegan issue!

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to andyswarbs

Thank you for pointing that out.πŸ™‚

Thank you Ali for the link, I'm saving your post and will have a good look later in the week.

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

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Yes, generally a good article, but I object to a few points:

The need to combine foods to get "complete proteins" is an old idea. It's been shown that our guts combine as needed, even if the foods were ingested many hours apart. In general, as long as you vary what you eat somewhat (fruits, green leafy veggies, lentils, etc.) you don't have to concern yourself.

We tend to get too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3, because 6 is in nearly everything (as the article says). An imbalance of 6 to 3 will cause inflammation and other bad things. So, if you cook with processed oils, avoid omega-6 rich oils (sunflower, safflower, corn, cottonseed, and others) and get a good vegan omega-3 source, such as ground flax seed and algae-based supplements (not mentioned).

You don't want to eat any saturated fat for any reason.

Choline is not necessarily a good thing; any excess can be turned into TMAO, which is a very bad thing: nutritionfacts.org/video/eg...

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator

Hi Jas9 thank you for your reply and the video link. Nutrition is very interesting and there is a lot of advice out there sometimes conflicting so it’s great to have your detailed response.

Ali πŸŒ±πŸ™‚

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