Why the Media Needs a Vegan 101 course… Stat!

This article gives a great breakdown to the biggest health concerns people have about the vegan diet: protein, omega-3s, planning, and substitutes.

Her words, however, are prefaced by that of another dietitian who explains that “plants are not the best sources [of protein] because their proteins do not break down into the full range of amino acids that the human body requires for healthy functioning”.

Why is that last quote even included in the article? While it may make for a neat bit of trivia, it is irrelevant in day-to-day life, where vegans eat from more than one food group. The fact that plant-based foods lack the full range of amino acids is only problematic in extreme scenarios (i.e.: eating nothing but wheat or potatoes for months).

Why the Media Needs a Vegan 101 course… Stat!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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