Vegan Diet : An Extreme Decision And We Know It

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Do you believe that things can have shades? Or are you part of that group of people that believe that things are black or white? For me life in general have shades, we cannot be extremist and this concept is more appropriate when it comes to health. Vegan is an extreme decision and we know there are a lot of reasons why people decide to take this life style. I personally respect all of them but in this opportunity I want to speak for those that believe that veganism is being healthy. Nutrition is balance we cannot be so radical in terms of health. We all know that our body has requirements. This is why what we eat is crucial . A lot of people love sugar even when they know that this is dangerous if it is consume everyday. But, what about…show more content…
The results explained perfectly why I had been feeling weak and exhausted for more than 6 months. The doctor, who was kind and very understanding, was surprisingly knowledgeable about vegan diets and had a career long specialization in nutrition. After ruling out any other possible medical condition, she patiently spoke over my tears and my hitching sobs and explained that yes, humans are healthiest when eating a large amount of varied plant foods, but that we would be wrong to ignore the small amounts of animal products that many of us so essentially need. “Most human bodies run optimally on the occasional animal product. Eggs and bits of meat every so often are small but very important parts of a healthy diet.” she said, a look of sorrow on her face. She could see how hard this was for me. She told me that while there are people who can be quite healthy on a vegan, or predominantly vegan, diet, there were many people who simply could not. After all, every human is biologically and physiologically different, she explained. She respected the fact that I was committed to staying vegan and worked with me for over an hour to figure out how I could maximize the nutrients in my already superbly healthy vegan diet. According to her, I was already doing everything right. Along with the minor dietary suggestions, she also recommended a variety of supplements in addition to the ones I already took everyday, including iron tablets. For a week I took the iron pills

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