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info on all the positive and negative side effects of being a vegan. i stopped being a vegan about3 months ago, and im barely surviving, morally emotionally and physically. but i was cuirous about how it helped my body and what i needed to look out for. will vitamins be enough for my protein and calcium?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 
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you need to eat foods with protein and calcium in them, vegan or not, in my opinion. i wouldn't rely on a vitamin pill for this- they're great as a 'just in case- top up' thing, but they're not a food group, you know?<br><br><br><br>
lots of vegan foods have plenty of protein and calcium in them, and if you eat a combination of healthy foods, and pay a little attention to your diet, you shouldn't have a problem meeting your needs.<br><br><br><br>
for info see:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
these pages even have sample menus that'll show you how to easily meet your needs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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the only negative point i can think of is it can be restrictive when youre not at home (ie.service station 200 miles from nowhere burger king fries can only be SO appetite filling)
 
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