Thinking about your nutrition is a good thing. However, media scaremongering and subsequent public misconception cause people to worry about going vegan more than is ever necessary.
The information in this section is designed to take that worry away. Depending on what your diet has been up until this point, some information will appeal more or less. However, everything will be relevant and it is likely you will be better informed about your body, and what it needs to function, than ever before. This is something to be excited by, not scared of. Welcome to the world of health, vitality and fun!
The NHS Choices website states that the majority of necessary nutrients can be achieved with a varied and balanced vegan diet, and this is exactly how we advise you to eat. Eat a variety of foods, not only to guarantee that your nutritional needs are being met but to really make the most of being vegan. We hear from new and transitioning vegans every day, telling us how much enjoyment they derive from experimenting with food, discovering new ingredients and introducing these meals to their family and friends. You’ll soon discover how easy it is to incorporate essential nutrients into your daily routine and how little of a task this seems. Our top tip is this:
Read and learn, be aware, but don’t turn your life into a chore. That’s not what being vegan is about. With a few changes, an increase in knowledge and a whole lot of great food you’ll find that you’re hitting your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) without even trying! And if you are ever worried for a second, simply add a comment below and we will help you out.
So let’s move onto a few areas of special interest…
Our Recommended Reading
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Michael Greger, M.D., offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States. Dr. Greger […]
A Florida woman says she has found the ‘fountain of youth’. Annette Larkins shows off her garden in her Miami-Dade County backyard. It’s full of fruits and vegetables. Every corner of her garden has something that is edible. She also collects rainwater to drink and water her plants. Annette says the food in her garden […]
Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated is a award-winning documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers from different backgrounds who, for six weeks, adopt a vegan diet and a whole new way of thinking about food. Buy the DVD, rent or buy digitally, find or arrange a screening here.
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Check out ForksOverKnives.com to download or buy the full DVD. You can also watch the film on iTunes or Amazon.