Turning Vegan? 4 Things You Need To Know
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The vegan diet has become a trend worldwide for some time now; hence everyone is moving towards veganism. However, not everyone comprehends the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian diet. But there's a distinction as a vegan diet is entirely plant-based, and it does not include any foodstuffs produced by animals. For instance, if you're vegetarian, you will consume milk, curd, honey, etc., but in the vegan diet, animal products such as milk, consumption of honey and eggs, etc., are prohibited. So being vegetarian doesn't mean being vegan. Since now, people worldwide are becoming very aware of animal cruelty, so people are moving towards a vegan diet. If you also want to switch to veganism, you should know some things.

Change over time

Do you want to become vegan and change your entire diet in a single day? If yes, you should avoid doing that as you cannot change entirely in one day. Instead, switch only one meal of your day to veganism in the beginning and then gradually increase your diet. With this, your body will not have trouble adjusting to the vegan diet.

May lack micronutrients

Since you are now going completely vegan, you eliminate many food groups from your diet. In such a situation, your body may not get enough micronutrients. Vegan diets can lead to calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, protein, and zinc deficiencies. Therefore, you should choose food sources that contain more than these essential nutrients. Apart from this, you can also take some vitamins and supplements to overcome the deficiency of these nutrients.

Mood swings and irritability

A vegan diet is considered very good for health, but your body can take time to adjust while switching. You may have mood swings, irritability and hunger in the process of changing the body. So instead of getting worried about it, give some time to your body.

No dearth of food choices

Being vegan doesn't mean compromising on tastes. On the contrary, it would be difficult to follow a vegan diet when you compromise on your preference. Instead, you need to choose the food very smartly. For example, you can substitute scrambled eggs with scrambled tofu. Similarly, you can substitute honey with a plant-based sweetener.

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