Is Vegan Dieting Actually Not Helping You?
One million or 0.5 percent of the adult U.S. population is vegan, following a strict no animal product diet. However, some of them may not know that this strict vegan diet may be doing more harm than good, depriving you of the essential nutrients and proteins that can be gained from animal products. Some nutrients and vitamins are imperative in meat alone and only some plant products. Such as, Vitamin B12, Amino acid, animal protein portions, Creatine, Carnosine, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol. Although being vegan may help in some cases, it can also be doing the opposite of good for your body. These nutrients are essential for life and a decrease in use can lead to health problems, less brain functionality, and even a decline in life expectancy.
Vitamin B12 is imperative for cell functionality, especially the formation of blood and the brain functionality as well. However, Vitamin B12 is very pivotal and not found in any plants except a few sorts of algae. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a frequent occurrence in vegans, and studies show that 92% of vegans have the deficiency. Your brain would not be able to function as fast and process the right amount of information without it. Vitamin B12 is essential, but there are other nutrients you can not get from plants alone, animal proteins have rationalized portions of necessary amino acids that you need. These amino acids contribute to the building of muscle mass as well having healthy and strong bones, of course, there can be some vegan substitutions to gain nutrients that help with these factors such as beans and soy milk. However, if vegans deprive themselves of animal protein in particular, it can have anti-aiding effects on the composition of the human body.
Research shows that vegetarians and vegans are deficient in Creatine. Creatine is of particular importance because it helps form an energy reservoir in cells, which in turn helps store needed energy for future use. Normally, when your running and you do not have enough energy to keep on going, your body takes the energy stored up in cells and uses that to keep your body moving. Lack of Creatine has detrimental effects on the functions of muscles and the brain, also affecting the decision-making chemicals in your brain. Carnosine is also a nutrient only found in animal products; it protects against degenerative processes in the body as well as aging.
All in all, a vegan diet can reduce brain functionality, muscle building, and energy capacity, as well as a decrease in healthy life expectancy. These are just a few factors that prove a vegan diet is not always good for the body, and there are still more. Homo sapiens are omnivores, which means they are intended to eat both a balanced nutrition of animal products and plants. Many research and studies also show that a vegan diet is not better than any other healthy diet and that depriving yourself of necessary nutrients essential to the function of life, isn’t doing much good for you or your body. Overall, it may be best to just remember everything in moderation.