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What’s on your plate? A sneak peek into the making of a vegan

  • Boyke Suadi

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 19 2020   /  01:00 am
A recent review by Mayo Clinic physicians indicated that vegans should ensure adequate intake of a few nutrients to avoid deficiency.(shutterstock.com/-)

It has been almost four months since I last had meat on my plate and I feel great! Yes, I have become one of the many who have embarked on a full plant-based diet. More popular names include Nadya Hutagalung, Sophia Latjuba, Beyonce, Jason Mraz and even Arnold Schwarzenegger.  As I do not eat any animal products, including eggs and milk, I fall into the vegan category. Those who shy away from meat but still consume eggs and milk, are usually known as vegetarians.   Given that this lifestyle may be worthwhile for some to consider, I will provide you a sneak peek into it. For simplification, I use the term vegan to represent both vegans and vegetarians.    Once I adopted the vegan lifestyle, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that problems—from the trivial to the life-and-death in nature—may actually need not exist. This covers thing...