If you eat a well-balanced vegan diet, you’re definitely getting all of the nutrients your body needs. Despite common misconceptions, most vegans can get enough protein, iron, and calcium by eating a variety of veggies each week.
So why are vegans always freaking out about B-12?
B-12 comes from bacteria and promotes healthy red blood cells and a healthy nervous system. When animals eat this bacteria, they become a source of the vitamin. Even though many vegans choose to take a B-12 supplement, you can ensure you maintain enough in your diet by regularly incorporating any one of these vegan sources:
- Algae (such as Spirulina or Cholorella)
- Nutritional Yeast
- Fortified foods (such as certain brands of soy milk or tempeh)
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