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Nutritional Concerns of a Vegan Diet

downloadHey all. I have noticed that there is a lot of misinformation regarding the nutritional adequacy of a 100% vegan diet, even among fellow senior level dietetics students. I know a few vegans and the most common nutritional concern is getting enough protein or iron. There are a few other mineral/vitamins which are hard to get, although not impossible, from a vegan diet. I am not going to discuss whether or not a vegan lifestyle reduces the risks of certain diseases like cancer. I will talk about the relationship between a vegan diet and disease risk in a future blog. This blog will be a basic overview on how to get all the nutrients you need from a totally vegan diet.

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