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I want to become a vegan but i need to know everything about vegan nutrition. i know nothing about nutrition and iam scared that my health is becoming worse. i just became a vegetarian but i never ate vegetables in my life (no for real...never) and now i am 20 years old. i heard that b12 and o-mega 3 are hard to get if you become a vegan but is needed very much so.<br><br><br><br>
iam becoming kinda depressed because i am having trouble with adjusting to the taste in vegetables. I also dont eat enough in the day...i dont eat breakfest...and i will have lunch and dinner and thats it then i will become hungry around 12am and want to eat.<br><br><br><br>
so if anyone knows of books or videos that will help me understand how the body works and the knowledge of vegan nutrition...you will literally be saving my life,<br><br><br><br>
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this book is very heplful and full of info<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F1570671036%2Fsr%3D8-3%2Fqid%3D1152945660%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_3%2F103-4753379-0333415%3Fie%3DUTF8" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157...333415?ie=UTF8</a>
 

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Well first of all, get yourself on a multivitamin asap. B12 is unavailable to vegans in a "natural" reliable form. You need a supplement. Nutritional yeast is also a good source of B12 and it has a very pleasant sort of cheesy, nutty flavor. You can add it to recipes or sprinkle it on popcorn or even make vegan cheese sauces out of it. Very useful. I use nutritional yeast a lot but I'm also on a supplement.<br><br>
AFAIK, you can get omega 3 from flax? I don't know for sure but I think I've read that here and the package says it too.<br><br>
Visit your local health food store. Not only do they have a plethora of great health items for vegans, the staff is usually pretty knowledgable too. My local one is run by a veggie guy but he knows an awful lot about supplements and nutrition.<br><br>
As far as books go, your local health food store may have some books about nutrition there. Also try the library. Though you may find books that push meat and dairy products, you'll also get your base knowledge about vitamins and nutrition. From there you can get books on vegetables and fruits and you'll find you can easily get there most anything you get from meat and dairy products. The vegan sourcebook by Jo Stepaniak is a wonderful book (I gave you that one on your other thread too).<br><br>
As far as your taste for veggies, you need to give it more time! You've only been veggie for what, a month? What ones have you tried? What gets you the taste or texture? Do you like spicy foods? You could try Indian dishes. They generally have lots of spices that cover the taste of the veggies. What do you eat? What have you tried? Lots of questions I know.<br><br>
Mary
 

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this book is very heplful and full of info<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F1570671036%2Fsr%3D8-3%2Fqid%3D1152945660%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_3%2F103-4753379-0333415%3Fie%3DUTF8" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157...333415?ie=UTF8</a></div>
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Yup. <i>Becoming Vegan</i> is a great intro to cruel free eating. I was also going recommend this one.
 

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I just finished the book Mad Cowboy by Howard F. Lyman. Hes a fourth generation cattle rancher gone vegan. the first few chapters are mostly his expiriances with the way animals are treated, but i think its the very first chapter and tje second to last that are good for starting out. It tells you all the lies that the meat/dairy industry tell us, and why essentially, a plant based diet is way healthier then any diet you can do as a meat eater. Most libraries have it.
 
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