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Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies with Plant-Based Diets





Often when talking about being vegan or vegetarian, the first question you get is “where do you get your protein?”. It’s a good question, but *truth bomb* there is no lack of protein in plant-based eating.


There are however 3 common nutrient deficiencies that people on a plant-based diet should be mindful of:


#1 (& perhaps the one I see most commonly) is B12. Vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal proteins, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy. You can find it fortified in breakfast cereals & nutritional years, but to get a therapeutic dose, I often recommend a supplement.