Dr. Giles Yeo committed to going on a vegan diet for a month by sticking to a whole-food approach that was primarily plant-based. He encountered some discrepancies during his journey, such as one bacon-flavoured dish that had no artificial sweeteners yet claimed to be vegan. He also noticed that many of these vegan dishes had a severe lack of essential nutrients, such as vitamin B12, because vitamins such as this are primarily found in meat-based products.

This week’s recommended read: What Does A Healthy And Balanced Vegan Look Like?

Key Takeaways:

  • The basic concept of Veganism is to avoid all meat-specific products, including dairy foods and eggs.
  • Most self-professed vegans espouse the vegan lifestyle for ethical or health reasons or a combination thereof.
  • The vegan diet runs into some micronutrient issues, specifically the lack of vitamin B12 in plant foods.

“I realized that vegan food was not necessarily ‘healthy.’ I could have, for instance, spent the entire month eating crisps, cookies, and any number of other vegan confectionary items.”

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