It's natural to ask how a change in our eating habits might affect our health, and it may seem daunting to deviate from the norm in terms of what we eat. But the short answer is: eating vegan food is not bad for your health!
It's widely recognised that the typical Northern European diet, rich in animal products, comes with many long-term health risks, whereas eating a typical vegan diet has been shown to have many positive outcomes for health. Of course, it's possible to live vegan and eat unhealthy foods too – so if you want to eat pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, it can all be animal-free!
But whatever type of food you enjoy, eating a normal vegan diet can provide all the nutrients you need, as the links below will explain.
The Game Changers
Vegetarian and vegan diets good for kids and adults
Position of the American Dietetic Association
BBC News, January 2019
The Complete Guide to Plant Based Eating
Forks over Knives