In the era when a variety of diets have flooded the internet, a specific diet called the “Vegan diet” is trending by seeking a lot of attention. It has made a huge impact ever since popular sportspersons across are the world are choosing to be one. Virat Kohli, Serena Williams and Lionel Messi to name a few amongst many who have turned Vegan.

What is Vegan Diet?

In simple words, the one who follows this diet depends only on Plant-based products for their nutritional requirements. People who decide to settle on a vegan lifestyle not only surrender eating meat and eggs but also stop consuming dairy and honey.

A most common question is how will one get nutrition if he/she decides to turn vegan?

Vegans hugely rely on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and cereals dry fruits, etc. Vegetables and fruits are rich sources of Vitamins and fiber. Whole beans and cereals supply an adequate quantity of protein and carbohydrates. Dry fruits, plant-based oils like coconut oil and avocado are a rich source of fat. Hence if a vegan diet is planned intelligently, It can get results in terms of weight loss, Fat loss, and a low carb fiber-rich diet. A person suffering from fighting health-related issues like obesity, diabetes, and blood pressure also can see improvement in their condition if the diet is followed religiously.

What do I suggest?

A vegan diet needs to have accuracy while counting macros to make it a goal-oriented and nutritious diet. For someone who decides to adopt a Vegan lifestyle, I personally recommend the consumption of plant-based protein powders from a good brand. These protein powders are extracted from rich vegetarian sources and supply a complete range of amino acids which will help our body in fast recovery post-workout.

One must add whole beans, wheat, oats, millet sorghum rice, nuts, fruits, and vegetables in the right quantity to supply good carbs, fat vitamins and minerals making it a complete diet.

Also, vegans are often found lacking Vitamin B12. Since plant-based sources are not rich in Vitamin B12, Deficiency of B12 can lead to some serious health problems. It’s advisable to intake B12 orally as a supplement to prevent such ailments.