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What is the downside of being a vegan?

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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: None

There are no physical or medical contraindication to being a vegan, as long as you make efforts to obtain all of your complete proteins, nutrients and vitamins through a well balanced diet and poss.
Supplements if necessary; also call ahead to restaurants if unsure of their desire or ability; most will be accommodating!

In brief: None

There are no physical or medical contraindication to being a vegan, as long as you make efforts to obtain all of your complete proteins, nutrients and vitamins through a well balanced diet and poss.
Supplements if necessary; also call ahead to restaurants if unsure of their desire or ability; most will be accommodating!
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Dr. Alan Steinberg
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Deficiency of some

Nutrients. Vitamin B12 is present only in animal proteins a vegan may find it difficlut to have adequate intake of vitamins bi2 and vitamin d and calcium.
Discussion with your doctor will provide ways to overcome these. Controlling weight/calories, refraining from tobacco and limiting alochol intake are important for vegans as well.

In brief: Deficiency of some

Nutrients. Vitamin B12 is present only in animal proteins a vegan may find it difficlut to have adequate intake of vitamins bi2 and vitamin d and calcium.
Discussion with your doctor will provide ways to overcome these. Controlling weight/calories, refraining from tobacco and limiting alochol intake are important for vegans as well.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
One downside is the social awkwardness of restaurants that lack interest in vegan alternatives. The other is having to eat with non-vegans.
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