Vegan nutrition challenges
Going fully animal-product free isn’t easy, whether our reasons are ethical (animal treatment) or nutritional. Whether we are vegan or raw vegan, we need to make sure that our diet has enough nutrition to support our health and wellbeing. Here, a vegan nutritionist – someone who has some experience in advising vegans, whether or not they are vegan themselves – can really help. If you’re in London, you can book a nutrition consultation with me about any aspect of your nutrition needs at my locations in Kilburn or Westminster. I also do Skype consulting for those outside London.
How can a vegan nutritionist help?
I have tried vegan and many other diets, and can relate to the challenges that they pose. We need to make sure that the diet we eat has enough amino acids, which our body breaks down from proteins, and builds up again into other proteins for not just muscles but growth and repair of all organs in the body. Some of the best sources of bio-absorbable proteins are plant proteins such as hemp, pea, and rice.
These are good protein sources, and much better than animal-based ones as the body can absorb them in larger amounts and they take much less energy for digestion compared to animal protein. If you are a “normal” vegan, not raw vegan, it’s also essential to make sure that your body gets enough vitamins and minerals. Due to cooking, they get lowered significantly in food.
And even if you are raw vegan, unless you buy your groceries directly from organic farmers, your food doesn’t have as much nutrition as it could do, due to the overuse of the soil the food is grown in. In my personal opinion, superfoods are an outstanding way to supply your body with all it needs. When it comes to vegan fitness and bodybuilding you have some great options of plant proteins, sprouts, nuts and other foods which can help you to fulfil your fitness goals.