If you’re not in the know of the vegan lifestyle, we guide you through the basics including changes in diet and lifestyle. The vegan diet restricts meat, eggs, and dairy products – any foods where the makings of animals are involved.  

Vegan diets are not medically recommended for anyone, especially women who are pregnant or breastfeeding according to the BBC. The lack of vitamins such as B12, Vitamin D, Iron, and Omega-3 fats can be critical in developing the baby’s brain development, especially fat, which makes up the brain. All vegans are at risk for health issues like blood and neurological disorders. 

The benefits are that vegans are usually thinner and lose weight, although it comes with severe risks after leaving the vegan diet like type 2 diabetes and metabolic issues at a higher rate. Vegans also miss eating eggs and fish, which are fat-burning foods; they also have to eat more carbs, the worst food to eat on a diet. 

Most vegans alter their diet with meat substitutes in addition to vitamin supplements. Any foods high in proteins and vitamins found in meat would be nuts, chickpeas, spinach, tofu, plant cream, and soy milk.