Vegan educator Jenny Brown supports all who decide to transition to a vegan diet and lifestyle. Depending on your past eating habits and how quickly you pivot to veganism, there are a few key nutrients that she recommends you have a plan for incorporating into your food choices.
B12 is unfortunately not naturally occurring in plant foods, but is often added to dairy alternatives like nutritional yeast and breakfast cereals. Aim to get two servings of B12 a day to keep these levels optimal.
There’s a common misconception that vegans don’t eat enough protein and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Did you know that plant foods provide all essential amino acids? These acids are protein building blocks that your body needs and cannot make itself.
Omega-3 and Omega 6 Fats
These fats are essential for boosting our immune system, nervous system, brain, and eyes. Our bodies cannot produce these fats naturally, so it is important to have a healthy balance of them in your system.
These fats are commonly found in plant oils and seeds, which many vegans choose to eat plenty of in this diet.
For more vegan education, check out Jenny Brown’s blog for more information.