Let’s talk vegan. As more and more people are choosing to avoid meat and opt for a clean vegan diet, we wanted to explore just how easy it is for vegans to get enough nutrients in their diet, especially if they are regular gym goers.
You may have heard the popular belief that it must be difficult for vegans to get enough nutrients from their diet, but is this true? A real concern seems to be the lack of variety for vegan options, which relates to the next concern, can you really consume enough protein from a plant based diet, and what are the meat alternatives?
Every healthy diet it is a matter of quality not quantity. A poorly constructed vegan diet, full of predominately heavy strachy foods, will not provide enough nutrition or energy to exercise properly, but the same can be said for any other diet. If you’re a meat-eater and you eat lots of processed, poor quality, GMO foods, you are likely to feel just as fatigued. This is because the energy levels that are provided by the food you’re eating are high and fleeting. That is to say that processed food (whether vegan or not) provides a big energy boost when consumed that quickly dwindles. This means that your energy levels are going up and down throughout the day. So for any properly constructed diet, it’s important to keep your energy levels stable. This can easily be achieved with a vegan diet, as long as you know what to eat and what to avoid.
Constant energy levels are important for everyday life, and we are going to explore what is available for vegans that can help you achieve this type of energy in this article. If you are a vegan or are thinking to become a vegan, this article will help you to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime!
What Not To Do:
If you are new to veganism or are thinking about becoming Vegan, one of the common mistakes we have found is that after the first few weeks of experimenting with new and exciting recipes, there is a tendency to begin fuelling up with a lot of starch, pasta and grains being a staple part of the diet.
Also many people go vegan by simply cutting out meat and dairy, without replacing the missing components of their diet. These are macro-nutrients (like protein) and micronutrients (like vitamin D, vitamin B12, zinc, iron, iodine and calcium, for example). If these are missing from your diet, you will not be able to function optimally. Your diet needs to be well thought through with a variety of different foods to maximise your nutritional intake.
What To Do:
To ensure that your vegan diet meets all of your needs, you need to ensure that it at least meets your basic dietary requirements. Of course, if you also want to continue to exercise while being vegan, you need to also ensure that your vegan diet meets the needs for the exercises you want to do. A huge benefit to the Vegan diet is that you are encouraged to eat lots of vegetables, fruits and raw ingredients, which provide amazing nutrients to the body. Ensure that you are eating enough during each meal and that you are getting as much variety as possible, especially making sure that you’re intake of protein is high, nuts, tofu, lentils and quinoa are good substitutes.
Energy From A Vegan Diet
Your diet needs to be modified to provide your body with all of the nutrients it needs to function normally and maintain stable energy levels, that keep you going throughout the day. For specific activities, finding the right balance can be tricky. Different activities will burn different amounts of energy so you need to ensure you’re eating foods that provide energy that can be burnt in the right way.
As mentioned before, one thing that many vegans struggle with is protein consumption, especially considering that new research is suggesting that our current daily recommended intakes for protein have been far too low, for years. Protein is an essential part of building energy for your body, and you need to get enough to function, perform and exercise. One way of ensuring you get enough protein is by using protein powder. For the last year we having been in the process of creating a totally vegan plant-protein powder, with 12 additional superfoods for a holistic well rounded protein that provides your body with the support it needs via nutritionally dense ingredients.
Our protein powder has been specifically created for vegans, and also for those who suffer from food intolerances. It is perfect for any vegan, whether you have carefully selected your diet or just taken meat and dairy out of your diet. It has been created to fill in the gaps that are missing from your vegan diet. We have carefully selected pure, natural ingredients that provide the right minerals, nutrients and vitamins and packed them into our protein powder – all 100% USDA organic. Whether you are vegan or not, the essential vitamins and minerals in our protein powders can help you maintain a healthy balanced diet, and good energy levels all day.
We hope this look at vegan diets and easy ways to get all the vitamins and minerals your diet may lack has been helpful. To find out more about our Super Lean Vegan Protein powder, check out the page in the menu tab. For more health and life articles like this one, please explore our blog further.
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