Vegan diets are on the rise. In Britain alone, 600,000 people class themselves as vegan, constituting 1.16% of the population. Whether it’s due to ethical or environment concerns, or even the health benefits of switching to a plant-based diet, veganism is well and truly on the march.

Although there are many advantages to reducing one’s meat intake, there are also – it has to be said – some drawbacks. Specifically as far as nutrition is concerned. To put it bluntly, a plant-based diet almost always results in some sort of dietary deficiency.

Of course, there are steps vegans can take to mitigate the risk of missing out on critical nutrients. In this article, we’ll consider the most important ones.