Nutrition Guide

1. Important health aspects on vegan nutrition

Many studies show that vegans suffer less from socalled "prosperity diseases" than omnivores: overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, heart and circulation diseases. Same with diseases regarding intestinal tract, gout and nephritic dysfunction. Vegan nutrition can be a an abatement of symptoms for many people who suffer from specific allergies and intolerances, neurodermatitis, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis. There also are references for a reduced risk for diverse cancer types and diabetes type II. A benefiting relation of nutrients and a good supply of essential substances contribute to this fact as well as phytoprotectants in fruits and vegetables.

Vegans ingest considerably less saturated fats and cholesterol therefor even more fibers, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and mineral nutrients. The supply of vitally important vitamins such as folic acid, ß-carotin, vitamin Cand e is significantly higher with a sustenation rich of fruits and vegetables than with usual omnivore food. Generally the ingestion of protein is a bit lower but this is to be looked upon favorably in comparison with the commonly excessive supply.

On the other hand some nutrients need special attention since a deficit can easily develop when your diet is not well planned. In the first instance this is vitamin B12 but also a sufficient ingestion of calcium, iodine and vitamin D should not be neglected. A thouroughly choice of foods plus fortified products and maybe an intake of supplements (vitamin B12) helps to assure a downright healthy diet. Because of a high supply of fruits and vegetables the vegan diet is suitable for a prevention of many diseases mostly occurring in industrial nations.