There are a lot of people would consider to turn into vegetarian or vegan but they do have some concerns and worries that going vegan may caused them to have some unforeseeable side effects which may be detrimental for their body and overall health.
Some people are concern that they heard their friends complained of always feeling very cold and having thin cold hands after going vegan. They thought that this is because of the deficiency in a certain vitamin that make their vegan friends feeling the cold more than their omnivore friends.
If you have such concern, you shouldn’t worry much as it is quite normal for vegetarians and vegans feel colder in the first few years after converting. As long as you are eating the right vegetables and fruits, there is very unlikely for the cold to be caused by vitamin deficiency. I would think that a decent amount of this is from the fact that most of the vegetables can make you to lose weight and resulting you for easily getting cold.
And another issue would be after people convert into vegetarian, most of them will undergo the essential detoxification from all the animal products the body is eliminating. When the process is finish, your body is going to create a lot of positive energy and you are feeling very comfort and healthy by that time.
If you are feeling like having some strange side effects such as heart burn, weird moods, restless sleep, and nausea, these symptoms may be caused by the deficiency of B-12 vitamin. And some other common issues would be low iron, zinc and protein. Once you have supplement the missing minerals and vitamins in your diet by applying variety fruits and vegetables, you condition will be changing. If you are much worry about your condition, then you may go to seek for a nutritionist as they can assist you to make a vegetarian diet according to your families nutritional standards. To get more protein, you can add various beans into your diet. Also, the cabbage and legumes e will give you plenty of protein, then just eat Iron supplements.
Some people claimed that after they become a vegetarian, they are suffering from irregularity of their periods. Some of them when to seek for doctor and found they are actually having insufficient iron and causing anemia.
But, actually being vegan will not causing a deficient in anything or causing someone to have irregular periods. As I have many vegetarian friends told me that after they consume fruits and vegetables for certain of time, their periods have become much more regular compare to the time when they consume a lot of meats. Virtually there is no discomfort or pains experienced by them. Some of them tend to have moody for a few days, however, most of them been having a huge improvement since converting to vegetarian.
My friend recently been converted into a vegan. However, he does has a concern that he discovered most vegetarian are having dark patches under their eyes. He thought this is caused by the insufficient nutrition taking from vegetables.
The matter of fact is, going vegetarian or vegan will not cause dark circles under eyes. The major factors that can cause this would be something related to smoking, consume too much coffee, caffeine or soda beverages which will make dark circles under eyes become worse.
Besides, if he/she is typically having a wrong eating habit, side effects of some drugs, suffer from a period of insomnia, all these can as well contribute to the dark eyes causes.
So, there is actually no side effects for becoming vegetarian. And most uncomfortable issues would be just a temporary one. And what we can say is that there is actually more benefits than so-called “side effect” we can have from being vegetarian.