Joe Jackson wrote:
Phantasy Star wrote:
Eventually their bodies break down due to lack of sufficient nutrients -- B12, iron, protein, omega-3s...
Please describe this mythical vegan diet that is not deficient in calories yet is somehow protein deficient. Something a reasonable adult might eat (i.e. not 2000 calories worth of soda).
If a vegetarian (one who still cosumes fish) is not getting enough of those other nutrients, they aren’t trying very hard.
If a vegan isn’t, they need to try a little harder.
There’s no guarantee a non-vegan diet gets enough iron, B12, or omega 3s either, and it is very likely it doesn’t include enough fiber.
I am not a vegetarian or vegan BTW.
1. Plant based proteins are as bioavailable as animal protein.
2. It's hard to get the amount of protien we actually need. Despite vegan claims we only need 5-10% of our daily calories from protein. While yes you can get by on that little amount. It is not optimal.