One of my biggest tips for a new vegan or vegetarian is to watch your B12 levels.
When you’re vegan most people ask you how you get your iron or protein- that’s easy!
Iron = dark leafy greens.
Protein = Most foods provide it, it’s just about learning how to combine food to make a complete protein – but that’s for another post!
But B12 is a vitamin that is only available to us through meat, dairy and other fortified foods, so it is really important we take a supplement. You are unable to tell if you have a B12 deficiency for 3-6 years and can cause physical illness and even depression.
You can buy B12 supplements everywhere and if you need a real boost, shots are also available.