Organizations affirming that a vegan diet is healthy at all stages of life

in vegan •  3 years ago

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente, the largest HMO in the United States, is now recommending that people follow a plant-based diet.
http://share.kaiserpermanente.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/The-Plant-Based-Diet-booklet.pdf

The United States Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has guidelines for vegan diets on p. 82 of their Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/dietary_guidelines_for_americans/PolicyDoc.pdf

They also have an extensive list of nutrition resources.
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/sites/default/files/printablematerials/VegetarianNutritionResourceList.pdf

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as American Dietetic Association)

It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864

Other organizations from around the world have affirmed that vegan diets are healthy

The Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/vegetarian-diet/art-20046446

Dietitians of Canada

http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Vegetarian/Eating-Guidelines-for-Vegans.aspx

The British National Health Service

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Vegetarianhealth/Pages/Vegandiets.aspx

The British Nutrition Foundation

http://www.nutrition.org.uk/publications/briefingpapers/vegetarian-nutrition

The Dietitians Association of Australia

http://daa.asn.au/for-the-public/smart-eating-for-you/nutrition-a-z/vegan-diets/

The National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia

https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/n55_australian_dietary_guidelines_130530.pdf

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Absolutely!!!

Canadian government is also slowly promoting to plant based diet 👍👍👍👍👍

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of course....... wish i lived in canada sometimes, but i just couldnt handle the cold! so many good things though!

I agree - way to preach!

Unfortunately the dietetic associations in the German speaking countries are not as open to a vegan diet as the organisations you mentioned... :(

About time, but there are still a lot of misconceptions to break down, hopefully, we will get there soon.

I loved this post. Sharing facts is the first way to encourage veganism to those who might not be informed!

As someone who suffers from type II diabetes I can't follow a vegan diet because of the amount of carbohydrate ingested. According to my nutritionist this won't be good in my case.

I would like to add that there are also voices which say the exact opposite:





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Also check out these two books:
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBrides book:
https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Syndrome-D-D-D-H-D-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852028/
She also gives youtube lectures.
Dr. Gundrys book:
https://www.amazon.com/Plant-Paradox-Dangers-Healthy-Disease/dp/006242713X/

So I would advice you to be very cautious - I suggest you simply try what works best for you!