It is no wonder some people are turning away from meats to become a vegan or vegetarian. The minute the animal is slaughtered, the meat begins to decompose with bacterial growth and aflotoxins. These meats are then processed with chemicals and preservatives. We are basically fed a decomposing carcass. This is not the case with eating raw vegetables. “Live” is much healthier, hence, we become a vegan.

vegan plateThe new trend of going vegan has many benefits, one of them being weight loss. However, over a period of time, weight gain may return, leaving some people baffled. Another benefit of going vegan is the detoxification it brings to the body where blood sugar becomes more stabilized, especially among diabetics. Choosing vegan has also helped other illness like hypertension and arthritic joint pains. Yet those may also return after a period of time. Why it this so?

The question now is whether vegan is good for you. This needs to be answered on an individual basis. Is being vegan healthy? The answer is “yes” with reservations. Not every vegan follows an appropriate vegan diet. Eating fruits and vegetables are great at first, but as time goes on, one may feel a sense of weakness or a lack of strength or energy. Do you stay healthy in the long run? Some do and some do not. Remember: being a vegan does not exempt you from toxins found in vegetables and fruits, along with added toxins such as herbicides and insecticides.

The fact is some people die being a vegan due to malnourishment. They eat everything under the sun but meat and dairy—yet still wind up being ill and under malnourished. The key is knowing what to eat that will cover all of the essential nutrients and amino acids as well as the fatty acid that your body needs. This may be a challenge as a vegan. There are those who prevail and those who do not. Being a meat eater simplifies this problem, but it also has its consequences.

If you chose to become a vegan, it is wise to find out what nutrients or amino acids you may or may not be lacking. The fact is there are essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals that you are not able to get through a vegan diet alone—nor is the body able to produce them. A vegan diet must be complete. If you chose to be a vegan, have been faithful to your vegan diet and are still not healthy or have gained weight, it is time to ask your body what you are missing.

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