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Are You Getting All The Nutrition That You Need?

It does not take much to think of turning a vegan but the challenge comes after the decision is taken. How and where do you get all the right vegetables and fruits? Getting sausages out from the freezer is much easier than picking up fresh veggies, peeling or dicing them while they are still fresh. Yes, being a vegan requires lot of work and one needs real motivation to carry that out.

With that said, I would also like to include that all veggies may not be providing you the nutrition that you read about in books. The soil used for farming today is not the same as before. And I am not referring to the chemicals alone. Due to the market pressure, farmers are forced to give large quantity produce in short period of time. And they are doing all they can to make this possible.

Healthy farming practices include leaving the soil to heal itself without growing any crops for a year or more. This makes the soil gain its balance back and be capable of growing nutritional fruits and vegetables. Just like we hardly bother about what the animal we consume ate at the farm, we often ignore the details of farming practices followed at the farms where our crops grow.

If your health is one of the reasons why you turned vegan, give this a thought. See where you can buy organic food or maybe you can grow some in your own kitchen garden. Yes, it is difficult, it is complicated and it is expensive. But it is absolutely worth it.

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  1. Tiagoz
    Yeah that is totally true, one only realizes how hard it is to be a vegan once you are one. But it is worth it.
    1. Akanksha
  2. Kristin Barton
    Kristin Barton
    I'm going to grow some veggies on my deck this spring to save money and make sure that the produce we eat isn't irradiated. I also encourage folks to take a look at Consumer Supported Agriculture as a way to eat locally and support small farms (and get yummy produce!).
  3. SnakeWitch
    I think growing your own is only expensive in the short-term. Long-term makes it cheaper. Although I agree mostly with you about the work involved, there are still ways to make quick vegan meals. It takes me far less time to prepare a good avocado dip with nachos and a tin of vegan baked beans than it did to cook an average omnivore meal. Or you can just pop open a jar of organic spaghetti sauce and heat pasta. Or cook rice with lentils, tomatoes, a few spices and a bit of soy milk.
    1. Akanksha
      Thanks for your comment SnakeWitch :) Yeah true. It also becomes easier to cook vegan meals once the momentum sets in.
  4. Veganara
    I know this is an old post Akanksha, but I have only just seen it, featured on Facebook! I really like it anyway, so I have voted! You may be interested in my latest article, The Alpha and The Omega, also on the subject of vegan nutrition. If you like it, please vote!


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