Staying healthy on a vegan diet
Most vegan clients I’ve met with over the years will affirm that they are vegan for both ethical and health reasons. They tell me that their choice is a lifestyle, not just a diet, and that it is a “kinder way to live.” Even though I’m personally not a vegan or a vegetarian, I eat predominantly plant-based foods, and it has definitely impacted my health in a positive way.
However, eating junk food that, while vegan, is calorie-dense and nutrient-poor–such as what’s found in vegan convenience foods that contain little more than refined carbs and sugar–will eventually result in nutritional deficiencies.
But it is simple to be a healthy vegan, as long as you get enough of certain nutrients.