Meat-Eaters Can Earn £2,000 By Adopting A Vegan Diet For 3 Months
A company that makes vitamins is offering to pay five meat-eaters £2,000 to adopt a plant-based diet for three months.
Leading UK vitamin company WeAreFeel is interested to know how leaving out meat and dairy products may impact a person’s nutrient levels. After the first month, participants will be given a multivitamin so the company can analyse how effective it is for the relevant nutrient levels.
During the three months WeAreFeel will track levels of B12, vitamin C, iron, folate, iodine and vitamin D with a weekly blood test.
Those who wish to participate in the study will be asked to sign a contract to commit to not eating any animal products over the duration of the study. They will also have to adhere to a specific diet plan created by WeAreFeel.
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Vegan Diet Nutrient Deficiencies
There is much debate on the topic of nutrient deficiencies on a vegan diet, with some experts claiming that it is harder for vegans to consume adequate amounts of certain vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D, calcium, and B12.
Not everyone is in agreement on the issue, and research has shown that those who do eat meat can be at an increased risk of nutrient deficiency.
“More than a half-century of creative marketing by the meat, dairy, egg, and fish industries has produced fears surrounding nonexistent deficiencies” explained the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in a report.
Do you think it’s harder to get enough vitamins and minerals on a plant-based diet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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