vegan life choices

an article by Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

vegan “super foods” like soy products and quinoa have been found to contain proteins that break down all the essential amino acids.

“It is absolutely possible to get enough protein from beans, lentils, tofu, soy products and other plant sources like seeds and nuts,” Sheth said. “As long as you’re getting a varied amount throughout the day, your body can mix it up and get what it needs.”

Nutrients that vegans do have to keep careful track of in their diets, according to Sheth and Giancoli, include vitamin B12, a key nutrient in cell metabolism, nerve function and blood production, and calcium, which is needed for healthy bones. Animal products are rich in vitamin B12, and dairy products contain loads of calcium.

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