After 12 years on a vegan diet Yanar Alkayat thought she was super healthy — then she saw a gut specialist Celebrities such as Ellie Goulding and Lucy Watson have helped push up the popularity of plant-based eating as well as millennials with a recent Vegan Life magazine survey reporting 42 per cent of all vegans are now aged between 15 and But behind the gloss and glamour of vegan hashtags on Instagram I feel compelled to tell a gut health story that might save people from its potential pitfalls if not approached properly. Only recently results of a study published in Mucosal Immunology added to the evidence linking gut health to obesity. My diet evolved from vegetarian to fully-fledged vegan about 12 years ago for ethical and health reasons. For several years I experienced only positive effects: an abundance of energy, easy weight management, a more balanced attitude towards food and for the first time in about 15 years, fewer symptoms of chronic candida which I had suffered with since I was a teenager. Candida is an infection that arises from an overgrowth of yeast in the gut. But in the last couple of years signs of concern started emerging. Occasional flatulence had escalated to extreme bloating so bad that at the end of every day my belly looked about four months pregnant.
It also allows for a yeast overgrowth, as lactobacillus is typically one of the more populous and beneficial bacteria which would push out yeast and prevent an increase in the number of yeasts. For many vegans a blood nutrient test would be my first port of call as some nutritional deficiencies are particularly common among vegans, such as iron, vitamins B12, B2 and D and omega 3 fatty acids. Only recently results of a study published in Mucosal Immunology added to the evidence linking gut health to obesity. Hear what people are saying. Get thousands of vegan, allergy-friendly recipes in the palm of your hands today! Frustratingly Peter suggested I consider pulling back on training but this was a big and happy part of my life, and like vegan eating, not something I wanted to give up. Insoluble fiber-found in legumes, seeds, root vegetables, cabbage-family vegetables, wheat bran, and corn bran-does not dissolve or gel in water and is poorly fermented. Dig into some sushi with conventionally delectable white sushi rice or that vegan cupcake you have always wanted to try! It feeds your gut microbiota, keeps your digestive system regular, and keeps you feeling full for a longer period of time aiding in healthy weight management. Thank you for all the suggestions.
Amongst the vegan community, it is an absolute headache to constantly be bombarded with questions about protein, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, iron, and organoleptic enjoyment of food in a vegan diet. Yes, we can consume plenty of these nutrients AND adore the taste of our meals. What many vegans and non-vegans alike understand is the cruciality of fiber in human health. Good question. There are many health conditions centered around the functionality of the intestines where fiber is one of their worst irritants and can instigate extremely unpleasant conditions, if not severely risky. Sexy, I know. The good news? It is absolutely feasible to follow a low fiber diet, even a vegan one! It requires focalizing your diet on a different haul of foods and cooking methods to soften the fibers in certain fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes to help them digest more easily.