Wheat Intolerance & Veganism

Veganism and wheat intolerance is quite a tricky combination. This is because many of the foods generally eaten to compensate for the lack of meat and dairy products in your diet contain wheat.

Veganism already means that your diet is considerably restricted. If you have wheat intolerance as well then youre really going to have to be extra careful to ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients and vitamins that it needs.

Symptoms of wheat intolerance include tiredness, migraines, feeling bloated and may be connected to irritable bowel syndrome. If you are practicing veganism and suffering from these symptoms than its a good idea to consult your doctor about what you may need to cut from your diet.

Finding alternative sources of calcium is important when you dont eat dairy products. White bread is a good source but if you cant eat that then you need to look elsewhere. Oranges and broccoli are just two examples of foods that are high in calcium.

Are You Getting Enough Iron?

One of the other important things to think about is whether youre getting enough iron as vegans are particularly vulnerable to developing anemia. If you cant eat pasta, bread or bran flakes then you should make sure you have plenty of other sources such as leafy vegetables, nuts, lentils, beans and dried fruit.

You should probably think about taking vitamin supplements to make up for any gaps in your diet. Vitamin C and Vitamin B12 are particularly important as they may be lacking from the foods youre able to consume. Dont despair, with a bit of research and effort you can still make sure youre eating healthily and keeping yourself in top form.

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