It's natural to ask how a change in diet 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: a normal vegan diet is not bad for your health!
It's been widely known for a long time that the typical Northern European diet is not good for us – a large number of people eat unhealthily, whereas vegan diets have been shown to have positive outcomes for health.
Of course, it's entirely possible to have an unhealthy vegan diet too – you could eat only pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, so vegan doesn't always equal healthy! But a normal vegan diet can provide all the nutrients you need, as the links below will explain.
Vegetarian and vegan diets good for kids and adults
Position of the American Dietetic Association
BBC News, January 2019
Forks over Knives
Why UFC’s Toughest Fighters Are Going Vegan
Bite Size Vegan: Nutrition
Dr. Michael Greger: “How Not To Die”
Greenpeace “Veggie Atlas” (PDF)
DutchNews, January 2017
Mac Danzig's Diet - The Truth About Vegan
Five reasons why vegans should get a lower rate on life insurance
How Big Meat Made Bacon a Meme (from ‘Adam Ruins Everything’)