Vegan diet can be dangerous for people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, warned in an interview with RIAMO nutritionist Svetlana Lisitsyna.
“For various exacerbations of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, for example, gastritis, peptic ulcer of the stomach and / or duodenum, or some other intestinal diseases, I would not recommend, because after all this is a plant food and it will have a different effect on the body” she explained.
At the same time, plant foods contain a lot of fiber, which has an adverse effect on the inflamed intestinal walls and the gastric mucosa. Also, such food does not contain vitamin B12, which is important for maintaining the nervous system, as well as hematopoiesis for the synthesis of amino acids.
“With its deficiency, hemoglobin, which is responsible for transporting oxygen to our organs and tissues, can decrease. Therefore, if hemoglobin is low, then our organs and tissues will suffer, respectively, they will receive less oxygen,” the doctor explained.
In addition, vegans are prone to iron, zinc and calcium deficiencies. The latter, by the way, is found in milk and sesame seeds. Vegans just consume a lot of these seeds, replenishing the daily intake of the substance with just one teaspoon.