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Do Vegans Miss Out on Calcium?

Adapting any change is difficult. If the change involves making choices that will have a daily impact, it is even tougher. Dietary change is one such change. Let’s face it, changing one’s dietary preferences does count as a pivotal change.

Deciding to go Vegan is one such change. The reasons could be varying depending on your lifestyle, background, medical condition, or even social and environmental awareness towards animals and their feelings.

If you are thinking about switching to Veganism, here are some of the things that you should know.

  1. Suddenly, a significant number of items from the supermarket will become out of bounds.
  2. You will need to avoid going into the dairy section and the frozen meat aisle when you go shopping.
  3. Not everyone will understand your choice of switching.
  4. You will get various suggestions ranging from this is worthless and you are doing more harm to the environment than good, to something like simply stop eating twice daily.

Remember, each suggestion comes from that person’s point of view and may or may not be applicable to your case.

What you probably need to know for sure and what people may not always be fully qualified to give you the right advice about is; what are the alternative foods to make sure you get the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that you would have got, had you been consuming animal products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, meat, and the likes.

For this, you need to rely on a few authentic sources. You can of course rely on your doctor and get a diet plan chalked out, or you can get tips and advice from people who have been there and done that. They were able to successfully make the switch and got amazing results. My Super Body Transformation is my journey from fat to fit. Like a good human being that I am, I decided to share what I learned. If I can make a difference in the life of 1% of the people reading this, it is totally worth it.

Here is a very important tip. Going Vegan means cutting out all dairy products from your diet including milk, cheese, and all other related products. Milk as we all know is a great source of calcium, which in turn is the main ingredient that keeps our bones healthy and our body fit and strong. So if you are going to zip milk completely, how do you make sure you get the daily supply that your body needs?


The table below should help

Foods rich in Calcium The dose of Calcium per 100gm serving
Almonds 265 mg
Collard Greens 232 mg
Kale 150 mg
Kidney Beans 143 mg
Spinach 130 mg
Chickpeas 105 mg
Walnut 98 mg
Peanuts 92 mg
Dates 39 mg

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