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Vegan Diet FAQs

An increasing number of people are becoming interested in vegan diets and the vegan lifestyle so it seems appropriate to include a list of vegan diet faqs.

Vegan Diet FAQs

Q. How do I make the switch from a vegetarian for a vegan diet?

A. The transition from vegetarian to a vegan diet is not that difficult but you have to understand that some of the commercial vegetarian products you eat may not be suitable for a vegan because they contain animal by products. Vegans do not eat animal products and that includes oils, milk, cheese, eggs and butter, although there are some suitable substitutes.

Vegan diet faqs often include questions about vegan substitutes.

Q. I like parmesan cheese on pasta dishes, is there a vegan substitute for parmesan?

A. There is a vegan parmesan cheese substitute that you can buy. Do an online search to find out more information.

Quite a lot of vegan diet faqs concern which products may or may not be considered vegan.

Q. Why is honey not vegan?

A. Honey is not part of a vegan diet because it is pre-digested by the bees, which means it is regurgitated and is seen as a by product, like cow's milk. Honey is also a simple rather than a complex carb which means it can cause a spike in blood sugar levels.

People who are new to the idea of a vegan diet are concerned as to whether they are getting the right amount of iron or protein and this is included in many lists of vegan diet faqs.

Q. Will I be getting the right amount of protein my body needs if I switch to a vegan diet?

A. There is no problem with vegan diets and protein needs. Most adults need between 56-70 grammas of protein a day, which is easily achievable with a mixed diet that includes tofu, quinoa, peanut butter and whole grains such as wholemeal bread.

Some people's vegan diet faqs display concerns to whether they are getting enough minerals and vitamins from a vegan diet or whether they need to take supplements.

Q. Will I need to take mineral and vitamin supplements on a vegan diet, and if so, which ones will I need?

A. While a vegan diet will provide most of the things that you need, some people have low iron and calcium levels. The general feeling about supplements is that it is best to be on the safe side and take those supplements that might be missing or in low amounts in a vegan diet.

People who are new to a vegan diet and suffer from a dry skin result in vegan diet faqs as to whether the diet contains enough fatty acids.

Q. I haven't been on a vegan diet for long and am suffering from a dry skin, is my diet lacking essential fatty acids?

A. Not sure what your diet contains but whole foods such as nuts, seeds and avocado are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids, as are Soya products such as tofu.

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