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my friend iss 13 and she wants to be a veg,plzz help

by Guest6148  |  13 years ago

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SHE WANTS TO BE A VEGAN? My friend is 13 and worries about not growing as quickly as other girls in her class at school. Her family are all vegans and whilst she sticks to their diet she is worried that the lack of dairy in her diet is affecting this growth. Is this true or are there any foods which vegans can eat that would help with her growth?

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    Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind.[3] The most common reasons for becoming a vegan are ethical commitment or moral conviction concerning animal rights, the environment, human health, and spiritual or religious concerns. Of particular concern to many vegans are the practices involved in factory farming and animal testing, and the intensive use of land and other resources for animal farming.

    Various polls have reported vegans to be between 0.2% and 1.3% of the U.S. population, and between 0.25% and 0.4% of the UK population.

    Vegan diets (sometimes called strict or pure vegetarian diets) are a subset of vegetarian diets. Properly planned vegan diets are healthful and have been found to satisfy nutritional needs. However, poorly planned vegan diets can be low in levels of calcium, iodine, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Vegans are therefore encouraged to plan their diet and take dietary supplements as appropriate.

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