One of the key worries most new vegans have is suffering a protein deficiency.
And every quote on quote expert online claims that protein deficiency is abound. According to the internet, every small symptom such as white spots on your finger nails or brittle hair is a reason to rush to the doctor immediately.
Now.. let’s take a step back and focus on the data.
In this video you’ll learn everything about vegan protein deficiency and if there’s an early symptom to actually see if you’re protein deficient.
I am a vegan myself for 6 years and I took the last few days to read through the data of protein deficiency.
So are you ready? Let’s just dive right into it.
Regardless of what you might have heard in the past, protein deficiency is something that actually exists.
The disease is called kwashiorkor. One gets it if one consumes enough calories but insufficient protein. It was originally discovered 90 years ago in 1935.
The symptoms are clear: Swelling of the hands and feet, as well as fatty liver disease.
Websites such as healthline.com then go on to claim that fad diets in the United States could be a cause of Kwashiorkor.
And that a common sign of Kwashiorkor is:
- Change in skin and hair color
- Loss of muscle mass
So, we better all be worried if we’re tired now as a new vegan and experience diarrhea. We should all just rush to the doctor and get our liver values checked. Am I right?