Often in plant-based diets there is an assumption that not all nutrients can be found in the food we eat. As a result, we must need vegan supplements to, well, supplement our diets in order to acquire all of our nutrients for the day. While I don't disagree with using a vegan supplement as I don't think they are inherently harmful, I do like to live my own life as simply as possible. Because I strive for this simplicity, I like taking a step back often and consider the real value of the food I put into my mouth and stomach. In my mind, I view fruits and vegetables as a whole food means of supplementing my mind and body. Once you see how packed with nutritional value the staples in my plant-based diet, you may find it surprising that you hear so many discuss needing an extra boost from an additional vegan dietary supplement.
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