A large magazine in Canada asked me these questions (it's yet to be published so I don't want to call them out yet -- but you will get the tips before it goes on stands!)
Q: We are writing a story on becoming vegan. Please submit two or more tips on how to eat a healthy vegan diet. For example, what nutrients may be difficult to get and how can someone get them?
1) Vitamin b12 can be challenging to get when transitioning to a vegan diet. A lack in b vitamins can make a person feel lethargic, depressed and have poor digestion. Spirulina, a blue green algae from the sea, is an excellent source of b12 and also has 60% bio available protein. Our Philosophie Green Dream powder has Spirulina, in a high percentage, if you're looking for an easy way to get more protein AND more B12 in your body! If you immediately need b12, there are great supplements on the market that dissolve under your tongue. Aim for between 2000-3000 picograms of vitamin b12 per day.
2) Iron is the second most challenging nutrient that many vegans find difficult to get enough of. An easy way to get what you need is to include plenty of sea vegetables in your diet, like nori, arame and wakame. Green, leafy vegetables are an awesome source of iron. I have a green juice once a day, every day to be sure I'm getting all the vibrant, nutrient-dense vitamins + minerals green leafy's provide! Tahini is another great source of iron. Add it to a hummus or use it as a base in any salad dressing. Delicious and nutritious!