Getting Enough Nutrients | Ep. 5

FYI: You've been lied to your whole life.

You actually don't need dead animal flesh to get protein. Nor do you need the secretions from another species to get calcium. And that's what we're gonna talk about in today's episode.

We'll be chatting about how easy it really is to meet your protein and calcium needs on a vegan diet and we'll also talk about a few other nutrients that vegans usually get slack for (like B12, vitamin D, and iron). 

So, without further ado, let's find out how!

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- Recommended RDAs -

Protein: 0.8 g per kg of body weight (body weight in lbs. x 0.36 = RDA in grams)

Calcium: ~ 1,000 mg/day (adults)

Vitamin B12: 2.4 micrograms/day (adults)

Vitamin D: ~ 15 micrograms/day (the best sources is the sun)

Iron: the RDA varies depending on your age and other factors (click here to see a chart)

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