Will veganism be the new way of life?

By Euro Weekly News Monday, 23 July 2018 13:11 1 comment
UNSTOPPABLE RISE: Veganism is on the up. UNSTOPPABLE RISE: Veganism is on the up. Shutterstock

SUPERFOODS and the vegan trend are dominating the latest food fads in magazines and trendy new restaurants, but are we willing to sustain such a limited diet in the future without the need for bacon butties or cheeseburgers?

The fashionable plant-based diet, proven to result in younger looking skin, boost energy levels and reduce the risks of certain life-threatening diseases like diabetes and cancer is slowly pushing aside meat-based foods in the hope of a healthier lifestyle and less obesity- but is it sustainable in this modern age?

Experts agree that a truly vegan lifestyle, although difficult to plan out and maintain can reduce weight but they also look at the potential downfall of going totally plant-based.

Calcium, omega-3, fatty acids and Vitamin B12 are all key nutrients that a vegan diet can lack. Over a length of time, these key elements to keep the body strong can result in loss of bone and muscle mass and inefficient running of the nervous system. Vitamins and supplements can only be taken in small doses otherwise they can cause toxicity in the body.

The bottom line, say experts is to avoid fad diets that are promoted on the internet, try to balance out the pros and cons of becoming a vegan but most importantly stick to a healthy regime that gives your body good healthy food.

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  1. Charlotte White

Contrary to popular belief cultivated by the dairy industry, dairy is actually a horrible source of "calcium" Countries that consume the most dairy have higher incidents of hip fractures. Plant sources of calcium is absorbed more easily by the...

Contrary to popular belief cultivated by the dairy industry, dairy is actually a horrible source of "calcium" Countries that consume the most dairy have higher incidents of hip fractures. Plant sources of calcium is absorbed more easily by the body.

Chia/flax seeds are excellent source of omega 3 & u won't also be consuming cholesterol/saturated fats that u would if u were killing and eating fish. (Overfishing and trillions of by-catch is a huge problem)

Vit.B12 is produced by bacteria and was naturally found in soil but since everything is sterilized today, the only means of getting vit.b12 is via supplements. It is fed to poor animals that are slaughtered for people's taste buds every year and that's how carnists are getting their vit b12. Rather than killing these animals, u can simply take the supplements yourself - and NOT support the horrendous animal agriculture.

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