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How to Avoid Common Nutrient Deficiencies if You’re a Vegan

Nutrient Deficiency

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  • People who eat a strictly plant-based diet may suffer from subclinical protein malnutrition. You’re also at risk for a number of other nutrient deficiencies, as some simply cannot be obtained from plant foods
  • Eight nutrients you cannot get from plant foods include: vitamin B12, creatine, carnosine, taurine, vitamin D3, heme-iron, the omega-3 fat DHA, and sulfur
  • “Animal-based foods" are not restricted to just meats. Other animal-based foods you can include in your diet include pastured eggs, raw dairy products, and omega-3 fats from krill

By Dr. Mercola

There is simply no expert that would disagree with the observation that most people do not eat enough vegetables, let alone high-quality organic ones.


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