We have all heard about the benefits of adopting a vegan diet, and yes there are numerous benefits. However, you may not have considered the potential drawbacks… Before you go making your New Year’s resolution and become vegan, make sure you consider all the facts.
Any new diet can have effects on your body, brain and even mood. Positive and negative. A vegan diet is no exception. Before you consider changing your lifestyle to adopt a vegan diet, there are some important factors you should consider.
Aside from moral reasons a person would choose a vegan lifestyle, people often consider vegan diets citing numerous health benefits that come munchin’ on plants they can’t quite get from their former carnivorous habits.
However numerous health benefits can be, wither it be weight loss, lower risk of heart disease or more of certain nutrients, there are certain drawbacks that come with the newfound dedication to the consumption of foliage.
Serious health risks
For example, while you can get more of certain nutrients through the consumption of plants, there are many crucial ones you could be leaving behind as well. Such as Vitamin D, Calcium and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Like any new diet you are considering, it is important to look into what is good for you and your needs and to consider your own personal health before adopting a lifestyle that may not be suitable for your body’s needs. Do your research and even consult a doctor before committing to any drastic lifestyle changes.
Check out the video above for some other unforeseen risks you could be taking when choosing a vegan diet.