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  1. Ignoring all the ridiculous bible related posts and getting back on the subject...sorry to hear about your allergy. I used to suffer from serious gas problems from legumes and found cooking them with some kombu makes them far more digestible, so if anyone just suffers from gas/digestive problems they should try this.
  2. Some good tip there folks, much appreciated. Seems I will just need to get a B12 supp and will definitely be investing in some Chia seeds. Fallen_Horse: Yes I'm caucasian and in Ireland the sunlight can be an issue when it comes to Vitamind D even if you are not Vegan, see below link. When the weather is perpetually overcast there's not a lot you can do! http://www.fsai.ie/faq/vitamin_d.html
  3. It's all common sense really. Even eating very healthy you need to plan ahead sometimes.
  4. Hi folks, Ronan from Ireland here, first time poster! Having been vegetarian for 3 years I started eating meat again about 5 years ago. Over the last two months I've been slowly reducing my animal product intake and it's kinda happened organically which is kind of cool. I lift weights so was drinking whey shakes and despite working out a lot didn't feel as good as I shoul have so I really started upping the veggie intake, hitting the green smoothies and first removed red meat two months ago, then dairy and now white meat intake. So at present I'm left with just fish and eggs. The best part is Im still getting a high protein intake but via quinoa, brown rice, beans, lentils, lots of nuts, hemp protein powder, leafy greens and I feel like a new man!! Anyway before I cut out these out I'm looking to plan my approach in relation to the main things which vegans can be deficient in which are the below and am looking for ideas to address them. Calcium, iodine, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12 & vitamin D. For omega-3 fatty acids I already consume flax seed and raw hemp seed protein powder. For iodine, I consume dried kelp powder and for Iron I consumer a lot of quinoa, spinach and other greens which I think should cover me. Anyway my question is will the above address the lack of these from meat and what do other people do for calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D? I would like if possible to get them via food as opposed to supplement but I believe in the case of B12 that many plant based sources are not digestible? Any advice or insight would be much appreciated. Cheers, Ronan
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