During her nine years as a vegetarian, writer Courtney Dunlop says she always had a “nagging feeling” eating plants exclusively wasn’t the absolute best thing for her own health. She felt sluggish, unhealthy, and like her general mood could be improved.
However, with animal welfare as a driving motivator, she continued with the restrictive diet — even choosing to go vegan earlier this year.
We already have words to better summarize “craving on a cellular level” – nutrition deficiency. That’s why it’s not a good idea to make a substantial change to your diet without information. Unless you live in an area without internet, there’s no excuse. Libraries provide internet access…
It’s incredibly difficult to be vegetarian, nevermind vegan, if you are on warfarin/coumadin. You can, but your medication dose is likely to be higher that on other diets as spinach/kale/chard are extremely high in vitamin K.
Pursue whatever diet you want, so long as it is providing the necessary nutrition. But I admit, I don’t like the idea of a diet based on guilt/shame. I do however advocate that most could stand to have more fruit and vegetables in our diet.
Are you a vegetarian or a vegan? Besides vitamin B12, depending upon what you eat and the supplements you take, you can find your diet somewhat low in zinc, long chain omega 3 fatty acids, and even some amino acids. One of these amino acids is called creatine, and the best source is meat.
Researchers who study cognition and athletic performance simply love giving vegetarians creatine supplements. This practice might seem curious until you look at the following facts…
Most people don’t understand about non-essential amino acids is that you don’t need them – your body can synthesize them. Just not efficiently. Unless you’re getting your non-essential aminos from your food or supplements – you’re probably non-essential amino acid deficient.