Many people will be aware of the term vegetarians but not vegans in the UK. Vegans are nothing but a classification in the vegetarian category. Vegans are the people will not be eating even the products that are related to animal origin. For example, even product like honey will be ignored by them in the menu. This type of people will also get all the essential nutrients when the varied food types in this category are taken in a balanced manner as they consume specific food stuff of the British cuisine. Still it will not be possible for them to get the Vitamin B12. There are certain nutrients like vitamin B12 that cannot be got through the vegetarian food items alone, and they include omega fatty acids, selenium, and iron. Even the amount of protein got from the vegetarians food is said to be low when compared with the non- vegetarians food items.
The amino acid is another nutrient that cannot be missed by the human body, but this cannot be produced by the body naturally. So it is essential to get this nutrient from the diet, and this will be very challenging for the vegetarians as amino acids are nothing but the building blocks of protein. Vegans should also ensure the amount of calcium present in the body is enough or not as it will not be very easy to get calcium in the body as the main external source of calcium i.e. milk and egg are not included in their diet. Especially at the time of breastfeeding the women will require a lot of calcium so they have to take the right supplements like nuts, oats, dried fruit, rice, pulses, dark green and leafy vegetables, bread and sesame seeds have to be taken. The vegans should ensure a wide variety of foods is taken by them in order to make sure all the essential nutrients are got from the diet.
It will be advisable to follow the eat-well plate concept where the food with all the necessary nutrients is included in the menu. It is essential to make sure the food is taken with plenty of fruits and vegetables as they have a lot of hidden goodness. It will be a very good idea to take the nuts and items based on Soya on a regular basis to ensure the protein content in the body. It will be advisable to include a lot of foods based on wheat like brown rice, bread, whole wheat pasta, and noodles. It will be better to avoid pre-prepared foods as they will contain a lot of cheese and butter in them which is not apt for the vegans. Before buying any frozen, tinned or pre-prepared products, it is necessary to have a look at the ingredients and confirm no dairy products are added to it.