Going vegan in the dairyland is possible, healthy
Contributed by VeggieGirl
On the night I decided to become a vegan – no meat, no eggs, no dairy,
no products or by-products from any animal – I knew it would be hard.
But then I remembered I live in the cheese state and I cried.
After the tears dried, I discovered vegan "chicken" at a local grocery
store and thought "maybe I can do this in Wisconsin."
People may think it's not a healthy choice, but Erin Wipf, a
registered dietitian with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, said the
decision is not only doable, it can be a good way to have a
high-fiber, low-fat diet.
"You should be able to meet calories and you should be able to meet
your protein needs," Wipf said.
She said most vegans have a hard time getting enough iron, zinc,
calcium, vitamins D and B-12, and protein, but she also said it's
possible to get those thing from plant foods and multi-vitamins.
Crystal Lindell: (920)-426-6668 or clindell@...
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Approved by andyba on December 11,2008 | 15:08:27