You have to take all these supplements to be healthy?
(Note: My bf asked and I started to wonder myself.) Any thoughts? Many nonvegans/omnis are healthy without taking vitamins pills (yet many of them are…) But that’s not the point. I want to know, why be vegan if you can’t get all the nutrition from what (all the vegan food) you eat?
I personally don’t take vitamins or supplements, and I’ve actually been healthier than I was when I was vegetarian. I don’t get sick at all, and feel great! I know some people chose to take supplements, but if you eat a balanced diet, it isn’t always necessary.
Okay, well I did not say they WILL die within five years, I said could actually die. The point was that if you are deficient in a specific vitamin or mineral you can get very sick and MAY die if the problem isn’t fixed. Also, what was the person’s quality of life? Yes he was alive and no he was not healthy, but then what is his quality of life at that point? Yes it’s possible to live without taking supplements and having a poor diet, but at what cost? If someone’s immune system is so low because they aren’t eating a proper diet and they get an illness that a healthy person would not get and then die from that illness, then the cause of death would technically be the illness. However, they got the illness to begin with because of their poor eating habits.