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Today I’m here with food tips for vegetarians and vegans! As I’m sure you know many people who eat this way don’t consume meat or fish for ethical reasons. Oftentimes this can cause them to overlook having a balanced diet. People who’ve chosen to exclude animal proteins from their diet frequently abuse and overeat carbohydrates. This is because vegans and vegetarians don’t have many alternatives available making over-processed foods and fast-absorbing carbs the go to choice. In this article, I give you 7 tips for a healthy diet which can be incorporated into a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
7 Tips To Keep In Mind
- Eat real foods and avoid packaged fake meat patties or veggie chorizo. Yes, they don’t contain any animal products but they do have low-quality fats and other harmful chemical components.
- Eat plant-based foods, not just pasta, bread, rice, and pizza. Being vegan or vegetarian requires planning out your meals. Many make the mistake of having a low-quality diet in exchange for saving time. Don’t make the same mistake! Find what works best for you in properly preparing your meals quickly and easily.
- Avoid refined oils like canola, sunflower, and corn because they oxidize quickly which releases their free radicals. Instead opt for Olive oil, Coconut oil, Ghee, and even Avocado Oil.
- Eat sprouted legumes. Let the legumes soak the night before. This gets rid of almost all of the antinutrients and increases the nutritional value of soluble fiber, iron, folic acid, and vitamins C and E.
- If you’re not vegan, consider adding eggs and dairy to your diet because you will get most of the nutrients you miss out on from not eating animal meat. In addition, eggs are rich in choline, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, good cholesterol, and vitamin B12.
- If you are vegan and you refuse to eat eggs, consider increasing the nutritional value of your diet by adding a high-quality protein powder to your meals. Try choosing a vegan protein with a good aminogram.
- Take a vitamin B12 supplement. This is one nutrient that is always lacking in a Vegans diet and is a very important vitamin for the body. This supplement is vital to cognitive and mental function, as well as the proper functioning of our autoimmune systems and helps to prevent cancer.
As you can see, these are natural suggestions which are easy to apply to any lifestyle. These tips are just to help improve your overall health and long-term results without compromising any of your ethical principles of why you are vegetarian or vegan.
Feel free to try out some of these natural recipes that are meat and fish-free and don’t include any derivatives; of course, they are also delicious:
BBQ Watermelon Salad
Beetroot and Carrot Puree
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