Originally Posted by Michaelgoesrawr
You can get all the nutrients you need from a vegan diet. Enough to train? I doubt it. But it's very healthy for 99% of the population i'd say. Of course you're allergic to plants and ****.
Unfortunately this is not true. You will lack the proper heme-iron, b-12, folate, and quality proteins. Anemia's and unhealthy low body weights are all too common among vegans.
And technically vegans are the hardcore hemp wearing hippies ( it's a lifestyle), but vegetarians just dont consume meat.
I believe vegetarian diets can be healthy but need to be done correctly. Knowledge of foods an what they contain is a must. Look into complimentary proteins for quality plant protein combinations that will provide all your essential amino acids.
Also learn the differences between non-heme iron( plant based iron and non oxygen carrying) and heme-iron( animal protein and oxygen carrying, which makes blood red)
As a strict vegetarian, it's recommended you take a b complex and a b-12( addition to complex, under the tongue) Look into plant based protein powders like garden of life RAW protein. Gritty but good stuff.
Everything in moderation(except jeeping) is crucial. 80% vegetarian with 20% animal protein would be ideal
Hunting yields fresh free-range, hormone free proteins. That's what I tell all my hippie vegan lovers out there. There's nothin like beings elbow deep in a elk or deer pulling out the trachea