Healthy Eating - Vegan Style
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Here's a wonderful site that I found the other day when I was doing some more research on health related information associated to the vegan lifestyle. IMAVEGAN is always (thankfully) keeping me up to date with a lot of information and making sure that I'm keeping to a healthy lifestyle. It's so great to have wonderful people here that are helping with keeping my mind at peace and health on track.
My latest find was a great website that held information on exact requirements to keep healthy while still eating vegan food. Being vegan is about not eating animals instead of necessarily healthy eating. For me though, losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is important so it is my intention to assure that we are getting all the nutrients that are needed for the body and mind. It just happens that I can save a few animals, help the environment, save some money and eat tons of fruits/veggies!
This website really helps point out some interesting points - especially with B12 supplementation. (We are not going strict vegan - we ate a healthy pizza with all natural real cheese on it the other day but since it was the first animal by-product we have had in about 1.5 months, I don't call that bad. ) B12 is only found in animal products (some state that it's found in the soil but I have also read that the soil has been used so much that the B12 is depleted.) So, it's great to know how to supplement this vitamin just in case. Note: B12 gives us energy.
Enough of my babbling - bad habit, sorry... Here's the site: