Whether you are vegan or not, vitamin D is probably something you should be worried about. One study found that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the United States was 41.6%. The situation is so bad that The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition called it a pandemic. Here is what you need to know about vitamin D to make sure you are getting enough vitamin D on a plant-based diet.
Eating healthy is really important to me, especially since I have a young daughter. Which is why I dedicated a section in Vegan Made Easy to vegan meal planning and shopping List. But I also am not going to spend hours calculating RDAs, bioavailability, and nutrient interactions each time I make dinner! So, how do …
Zinc is one of those nutrients that doesn’t get much attention, but should. The global prevalence of zinc deficiency is about 30%. Even in developed countries like the US and UK, zinc deficiency rates are at 4-7%. Since plant-based sources of zinc are poorly absorbed, vegans should especially pay attention to this nutrient and know the signs of deficiency.
There are 8 separate vitamins which are referred to as “Vitamin B”: