Vegan diets are a bit of a touchy topic despite the fact that they’re getting more and more popular by the day. Vegan memes and jokes aside, everyone learned that the human body needs a balanced diet to stay healthy so there’s a bit of a misconception over vegan diets offering sufficient nutrition.
While it’s true that humans are by nature omnivores, let’s not forget that food technology has allowed us to optimize our nutrition intake as well and that’s how vegan diets can actually be healthy. The reason why many vegans are actually malnourished isn’t because of the diet itself, it’s because they are being a little lazy about what they’re eating.
Essentially, when you go vegan, you stop eating all animal products which means that meat, eggs, and milk are off of your menu. We rely on animal products for our protein intake and some essential fatty acids among other minerals. When you stop eating these products, you’re going to have to replace the nutrition they give you with plant-based alternatives.