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advice for a new vegan
February 18, 2009 08:08PM
hi all!

im a new vegan, just a few weeks now. but going great! any advice from master vegans out there? ive discovered im not so into meat/cheese subs, im ok with real food and not missing meat/cheese. although sour cream.....i miss that! using soy milk for simple things like coffee and cereal. what about supplements?

thanks!

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Re: advice for a new vegan
March 17, 2009 08:29AM
Though I've been a vegan for almost 2 years, I've never had any supplement. But I want to. I'm searching for the B12 supplement since it's very important.

petro, Fighting!!! winking smiley
Re: advice for a new vegan
August 30, 2009 06:16AM
I'm sure Omega 3 is also important - at least for good skin and mental function. I use flax seed oil capsules daily, since I don't really integrate the straight oil into my cooking.
Kit Kit
Re: advice for a new vegan
October 16, 2009 06:32AM
If you want to be really healthy incorporate lots of natural foods, fruits and vegetables into your diet. You can be vegan and still not eat healthy. Stay away from processed junk. I've heard that Oreo cookies are vegan--but you won't be healthy if they are a staple of your diet. Be sparing with cereals, even if vegan. The raw food vegan diet is probably the healthiest, something to aspire to. Cooking destoys a lot of nutrients in food. Check out Brenda Davis' book Becoming Vegan. Yes, look into a B12 supplement. B12 is naturally found in the soil but is washed away when we clean our produce. It is more concentrated in animal tissue. It is also found in naturally fermented food. The way our food is produced today (using pesticides, etc.) destroys much if not all B12 in the soil. So yes, please check out a supplement.
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