Vegan Diet: 5 Pro’s and con’s

The vegan diet is becoming more popular and with that popularity comes its critics. Make sure you do your homework and stay focused on the objective information.

As a way of helping you know it’s a perfectly good diet to follow, here is a short excerpt from: Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets

“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” 

Fore information about the pro's and con's of a vegan please watch the video below

Pro’s:

  1. Foods associated with health benefits
  2. It’s getting easier
  3. Encourages variety
  4. Digestion, absorption and excretion improves
  5. May promote greater self-control

Con’s

  1. Can be inconvenient
  2. Can be a big change for people
  3. Doesn’t make you healthy
  4. Harder to get certain nutrients (B12, Vit D & Iron)
  5. Social Acceptability

The vegan diet is perfectly ok of you want to become healthy but you’ll need to get it right and that takes time. If you want to improve your health, learn about health and not a particular diet.

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