Today is International Vegan Day. The holiday was established in 1994, when the British Vegan Society celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Veganism is a strict vegetarian lifestyle. The vegan's diet consists of only plant foods: vegetables, fruits, legumes, banned eggs, milk, honey and other animal products.
Despite these strict rules, the number of vegans around the world is only growing. Now there are already 1.5 billion people. Behind veganism is the idea of ultrahumanism - not to hurt anyone. For this reason, true vegans not only do not eat animal products, but also do not wear leather shoes and natural furs, do not use cosmetics that have been tested on animals.
Giving up something of a moral conviction certainly deserves respect. But only doctors are sounding the alarm: according to them, the main disadvantage of the vegan menu is imbalance. A vegan diet does not allow the body to get enough iron and calcium, and vegans have significantly lower testosterone levels than meat eaters.
And 92% of vegans are deficient in vitamin B12, creatine and carnosine. B12 is responsible for blood formation, the functioning of the nervous system and the brain. Creatine helps create energy stores in cells, while carnosine protects the body from aging and other degenerative processes.
How else veganism can harm the health of adults and especially children, Olga Ovanesova, General Practitioner, Candidate of Medical Sciences, told the MIR 24 TV channel.
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