Veganism is a lifestyle in which animal products are completely avoided. This means that vegans are not allowed to consume both products made from animals (such as meat and fish) and products made by animals (such as dairy, honey and eggs). They do this because this lifestyle is beneficial for the climate, animal welfare and health. Damhert wants to support them by offering vegan products with all important nutrients, which are also found in meat and fish. This makes it possible to completely replace meat and fish with Damhert, your partner for healthy food, who does business with respect for people, animals and the environment.
Which nutrients are vegans going to have pay attention to?
Good protein sources with essential amino acids
Essential amino acids are found in proteins and the body can’t produce them. Therefore, they must be absorbed by food. These amino acids are important for various functions in the body, such as growth, the functioning of the immune system and the production of hormones. The best animal protein sources are meat, fish, eggs and milk, but Damhert has the best vegetable protein for vegans. These are the Damhert Spirulina products, Biofood buckwheat and Biofood hemp seed. All Damhert meat substitutes are also rich in proteins and therefore also in amino acids. The full range of meat substitutes can be found here.
Omega 3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are mainly found in fish. But in a vegan lifestyle you need to replace fish with enough vegetables combined with our Biofood linseed (oil), hemp seed (oil) and walnuts. This is the only way you can absorb enough omega-3 fatty acids as a vegan. These fatty acids are important to us because of their anti-inflammatory effect and positive effect on the heart and blood vessels.
Vitamin B12 can be found in all animal foods. The only plant sources that naturally contain vitamin B12 are 3 types of algae that include Spirulina. That is why Damhert has developed and launched an algae burger and a waffle with Spirulina. A shortage of vitamin B12 could lead to various problems such as fertility disorders, dementia, ... Therefore, it is recommended that you certainly try the vegan Spirulina products from Damhert.
When you choose a vegan lifestyle, 3 minerals are important, namely iron, zinc and selenium. Iron is mainly found in animal products such as meat, fish and chicken. Our plant-based Biofood legumes and whole-grain products are also rich in iron. Iron intake supports the immune system and contributes to our energy supply. Another important mineral is zinc, which you can find in whole grain grains, legumes, nuts and seeds from Damhert. Zinc supports growth and can be a general protection against diseases. Finally, vegans should not forget to take the mineral Selenium sufficiently. Selenium is mainly found in fish and crustaceans and shellfish. At Damhert, her brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, brewer's yeast and wheat bran are rich in selenium. This mineral helps to prevent diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular diseases.
Are you convinced to go to a vegan lifestyle with Damhert? All Damhert vegan products with the most important nutrients for vegans can be found here.
Go vegan with Damhert!