Going vegan as a teenager

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Books for Vegetarian or Vegan Teens/Tweens (20 books)

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What I eat in a day as a vegan teen (in a non-vegan household)

Is it safe for my teen daughter to become a vegan?

For much of the world, vegetarianism is largely a matter of economics: Meat costs a lot more than, say, beans or rice, so meat becomes a special-occasion dish if it's eaten at all. In countries like the United States where meat is not as expensive, though, people often choose to be vegetarians for reasons other than cost. Parental preferences, religious or other beliefs, and health issues are among the most common reasons for choosing to be a vegetarian. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern over animal rights or the environment. And lots of people have more than one reason for choosing vegetarianism. Different people follow different forms of vegetarianism.

Out of personal experience, it is evident to me that veganism and vegetarianism are on the rise, especially with teenagers and in high schools. Some teenagers choose this route because they want to support the environment through their food choices, or simply because it is "in" or "trendy". Others are attracted to it for health reasons. Along with different reasons, everyone has different experiences being vegan or vegetarian as well. Some teenagers receive support from the people that surround them and others don't.

The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. It's only natural to worry if your vegetarian daughter will get the nutrients she needs. Depending on the type of vegetarian diet she follows, there may be cause for concern. A number of studies show that vegetarian teens don't meet daily targets for calories, protein, calcium, iron and zinc. A vegan diet is the strictest form of vegetarian as it avoids all animal foods: meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.

When you take the plunge and decide to go vegan, and

Show less Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that about one million Americans and other people all over the world follow. This includes not consuming honey and not purchasing or wearing clothing made from leather, wool, silk or fur. Ensuring you eat a variety of foods in the right amounts and being aware of how to maintain a balanced vegan diet will be important to your success. Boys need around 52 grams of protein a day and girls need around 46 grams, so eat plenty of vegan proteins like tofu, beans, lentils, and seitan. To round out your diet, include healthy fats from foods like avocados or walnuts at least one to two times a day.

My parents' generation is the green movement generation. They all attempt to make more sustainable choices and live a greener lifestyle. Reduce, reuse, recycle and all that. My generation, our generation, is taking the next step and eating in a greener way. We are trying to keep our planet intact for our children, and we are becoming vegetarians and vegans. I am one such person.

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