Most of the health-conscious individuals that I know worry about getting enough calcium, iron and protein. Few of them even think about vitamin D, nevertheless worry whether they are getting enough. So, it may come as a surprise that Vitamin D deficiency is so commonplace that, in 2008, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition went as far as to call it a “pandemic.
When it comes to vitamins, we hear a lot about C, our Bs, and D. But rarely do we ever hear anyone hype up the merits of vitamin K along the lines of, Eat your greens Jimmy. They have lots of vitamin K!
The reason that vitamin K hasnt made it onto the health radar is because we assumed we were getting enough of it. However, recent studies show that it may be time to start giving vitamin K some attention.
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.
For many, just cutting the obvious non-vegan items from your life can be difficult – like when you have to navigate being a vegan during holiday dinners with your family, or need to pay exuberant amounts to order a vegan belt online. This is hard enough and I’m sorry to break it to you, but you are probably still using a lot of non-vegan products in your life. Unless you are living completely off the grid or making all of your own foodstuffs and products, then a few surprising animal products are probably going to slip into your life.