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Nutrient Supplements #vitaminsandminerals

A very large concerns for vegans and people who are not vegan but are considering going vegan is that they wont be receiving enough vital nutrients.  I have gone into depth about two big topics (vitamin B12 and Iron) on previous blogs (which I urge you look at). However, I want to outline the nutrient supplements that I recommend, and why. Supplements I would recommend: 1. Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 is important for many bodily processes, including protein metabolism and the formation of oxygen-transporting red blood cells. It also plays a crucial role in the health of your nervous system, a vital bodily function.  Some plant foods seem to contain a form of vitamin B12 naturally, but there's still debate...

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Iron #veganstrength

A few of the best plant based iron sources include lentils, chickpeas, beans, tofu, cashew nuts, kale, dried apricots and figs, raisins, quinoa, chia seeds, ground linseed, hemp seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

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Fibre #flatulence

Fibre is of paramount importance for a healthy body and mind. Our bowels and gut are our seconds brain and have been linked to so many ailments, including mental health problems.

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B12 #veganb12

Vitamin B12 is only found in animal protein right? Wrong. It is true that vitamin B12 has a reputation of only being present in animals and that animals contain B12 naturally. However, this is in fact wrong. Both animals and humans must obtain it from bacteria, directly or indirectly. 

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Protein Recommendations #plantprotein

Firstly, what is protein?  Protein is a macronutrient that is essential to building muscle mass. It's made up of amino acids and also plays a vital role in repairing bones and muscles in our bodies. Secondly, what are amino acids? Amino acids are the monomers (a molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules) that make up proteins. Specifically, a protein is made up of one or more linear chains of amino acids, each of which is called a polypeptide. There are over 100 amino acids that have been found to occur naturally.  Twenty amino acids are involved in making up a protein and are categorised as non-essential or essential. Non-essential amino acids are synthesised in the body, whilst essential amino acids cannot be...

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