Different societies offer answers about what humans, as being omnivorous, need to eat. Many of them as a source of protein consume at least an egg. Because a vegan diet is not adequate in the long run, there are no vegan societies.
You can be satisfied when knowing that you are giving your body what it needs to maintain good health, by making an effort to create variety in your food consumption. These are the main dangers of being a vegan:
1. Lack of B12 vitamins
B12 vitamin is found only in meat and necessary minerals like zinc and calcium. Especially for newborns when there is the deficiency of these nutrients present, they have a big chance to develop nerve damage, retarded growth, rickets, low energy and problems with lack of calcium that may cause the osteoporosis. Even though we can get can get B12 through food supplement, it is not efficient and beneficial enough because we are not it not getting it naturally,
2. Protein deficiency
Protein deficiency is the biggest danger of a vegan diet. There are proteins from the “first class” that we get by consuming eggs, meat, and milk, and “second class” proteins that come from vegetables and fruit. Even though there are many plant protein sources, most people don’t cover their protein needs because they don’t include enough variety of foods.
Especially when it comes to babies. Responsible vegan parents know that breast milk is ideal because It contains many valuable nutrients, including immune and growth factors and cholesterol (which babies use to make nerve cells). Studies show that vegan breast milk lacks enough docosahexaenoic acid which is vital as it is for brain development and eyes.
3. Lack of healthy fats
Fats are very important because without healthy fats our brains don’t work properly and our skin becomes wrinkled and dry. It is not enough to consume just seeds and nuts but also fish oil because it provides the fatty acids which are so vital for healthy skin and brain function.
4. Lack of vitamins A and D
Vitamin A and Vitamin D are highly important in our body because they are responsible for hormone balance, digestion, immune regulation, and fertility. Meat resources like pastured egg yolks and liver provide true vitamins and vegetables provide carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. Also, only in meat products can be found natural or usable vitamin D. The stories about that we can find vitamin D from mushrooms is just a myth.
5. Digestive issues
People are omnivores so we don’t have the digestive system same as herbivores. People who only eat plants have extremely limited muscle mass. Unless we eat concentrated sources of protein, we are simply unable to build a lot of lean mass. Proper digestion starts with the production of strong stomach acid that sets the stage for the digestive process which is pH driven. If juices are not stimulated naturally and regularly, digestion system weakens and absorbs fewer nutrients than it should.