By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Diet. At Monday, April 29th 2019, 06:16:11 AM.
Well‐rounded vegan diets are healthy, nutritious, and associated with a number of health benefits, including improved heart health, blood sugar, and body mass. Following a vegan meal plan can help you incorporate many nutrient-rich, whole foods into your diet to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Keep in mind that supplements and proper planning are essential to avoid deficiencies in several critical nutrients. If you‐re interested in vegan-ism, check out this foods list and meal plan to get creative ideas for your next vegan dish.
Another nutrient to be aware of is vitamin D. Much of our vitamin D is metabolized via sunlight on the skin, but you can also obtain it from fortified vegan spreads and soy milk. Some vegans choose to supplement with vitamin D, especially during the winter months when sunshine is in short supply. When choosing a supplement, aim for 10 micro-grams daily and remember, some forms of vitamin D supplement are not vegan, and some are thought to be more bio-available and therefore more effective. Vitamin D in the form of D2 is suitable for vegans, but vitamin D3 may not be, so look for a vitamin D3 product that is derived from lichen, which is suitable for vegans.
Whether your mid‐afternoon weakness is for sweet or savory, there are plenty of healthy options to satisfy. Combine dried fruit with unsalted nuts or seeds for an energizing, protein-packed snack. Alternatively, make up a savory nut and seed mix, or enrich a veggie dip with a handful of nuts.It is a common belief that vegan diets may be low in protein but as long as you base your main meals around ingredients like lentils, chickpeas and tofu this does not have to be the case.
Let's assume that you’re going on food — one different from veganism. You're more likely to hold with that diet if you’re thankful for the food you eat and if you enjoy preparing and consuming it.