If you’re interested in plant-based nutrition, but are wondering if you’ll get be able to get enough nutrients, or you’re just curious about how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your meals, then you’ve come to the right place. Plant-based nutrition isn’t a hard concept, but there are many concerns from a wide range of topics, about if obtaining proper amounts of nutrients is possible without animal foods in the diet. Our country has prioritized processed foods and a large amount of animal-based foods as being a part of the American tradition, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We have the ability to eat a whole foods, unprocessed diet without eating animals and obtain all the nutrients we need in the process. Wondering about where you’ll get your protein, calcium, iron, and B vitamins? No need!

When basing your diet off of whole foods, you’ll want to be sure to eat a variety of vegetables, leafy greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes. These foods all contain a variety of nutrients that will sustain someone who’s not eating animal-based foods and in the meantime, add more fiber, phytonutrients, and antioxidants into your diet.

A whole foods vegan diet can give your body everything it needs, though we understand many of you may still have some questions of concern about nutrition and a plant-based diet. To help you out, here are some some of the most common areas of concern, along with answers and information to explore. We’ve also included a list of important nutrients you need and where to find them in a plant-based diet.

 

Transitioning

What’s the Healthiest Way to Transition Into a Vegan Diet?

 

 

nutrientconcerns

 

Can I Really Get Enough Nutrients On a Vegan Diet?

 

 

DIGESTIONCONCERNS

Will I Have a Hard Time With Digestion? 

 

 

fiber

I’m Looking to Add More Fiber to My Diet. What Are the Best Sources?

 

 

Athletic and Energy Concerns MG

I’m an Athlete and Need Plenty Of Energy. Will a Plant-Based Diet Make Me Tired or Weak?

 

 

Diabetes and HD MG

I Have a History of Heart Disease/Diabetes. What Are the Best Foods For Me to Focus On?

 

 

PREGNANCY NP

I’m Pregnant or Looking to Get Pregnant. Is This Lifestyle Safe and How Can I Support Mine and My Unborn Child’s Health Needs?

 

 

REC READING

 

For additional resources other than the posts above, feel free to check out some recommended books from some of the most popular, nutritionally-backed vegan books on the market, along with some popular vegan recipe books you might enjoy. These books can help answer any questions you have about a vegan diet, provide additional nutritional information, give insight from vegans who made the transition, provide recipes and how-to’s for those looking to achieve certain health goals, and also provide you with amazing vegan recipes to cook right at home! There are always new vegan books coming out on the market, so keep your eye out for ones you might enjoy from trusted sources. See all of our recommended readings for more information here!

Rec-Movies

Many people who embrace a plant-based diet have either seen a film that inspired them to do so, or they continue to watch and learn about others who have benefited from a plant-based diet through documentaries and true stories caught on film. We thought it would be helpful to share with you some inspirational films, as well as some that can provide nutrition information and insight to health on a plant-based diet. Keep in mind that there are many ways to incorporate plant-based eating into your lifestyle and not one exact way works for us all. That’s the benefits of these films, which will show you helpful ways and varieties of living a whole foods, plant-based diet. We hope they’ll motivate you as much as they have us! See all of our recommended movies about a plant-based diet here.

 

How, what about your nutrients? Here’s where to find them!

 

NUTRIENTS