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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:
www.veganhealth.org/
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LEONALIONESS 4/21/2010 5:46PM

    B12 is actually produced by bacteria. Animal products are just dirtier than plants. ;) The overuse of pesticides definitely has resulted in more "sterile" soil thus making the bacterial B12 less prevalent in dirt.

Nice site. Jack Norris is a smart fella and he's good at giving accurate information, so it's a good source of info, IMO.

I'm a long distance runner and long time (going on 7 years now, I believe) vegan, was veg for 4-5 years before I went vegan. I'm always interested in tweaking my diet to be healthier.

Have you tried Daiya yet? It's a soy free vegan cheese that melts fantastically. It's the only vegan cheese I'll choose to put on my pizza since all the others just aren't worth it. Daiya, though, is a revelation. :)

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