Vitamin B12: Why it’s Important and How to Avoid B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is a hot topic in the vegan community since it’s one of the few nutrients hard to obtain on an entirely plant-based diet. That doesn’t mean meat-eaters should gloat, though: many omnivores suffer from B12 deficiency as well. So what is B12, why is it important for health, and how do you know if you’re getting enough?

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Buddha Bowls

Most people nowadays know what a Buddha bowl is, but for those of you that haven’t heard of it before, it’s a bowl that typically consists of a few different components.

Normally you’ll start with a grain, add some vegetables, some form of protein, and a dressing of your choice. You can also add some seeds, fermented or pickled vegetables, and some sprouts at toppings or garnishes.

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Vegan Protein Sources

Because there are so many protein-rich plant foods, you can easily get enough protein being vegan. Experts support that a well-planned plant-based diet provides all of the nutrients you need, including protein.

Choose from nuts and seeds, non-dairy milks, legumes, soy products and plant-based meat alternatives, high protein grains like quinoa, teff and millet, high protein fruits and vegetables like broccoli, guava, or artichoke, to name a few.