By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Diet. At Friday, May 03rd 2019, 20:43:14 PM.
You may have an easier time losing weight on a vegan diet, thanks to fiber-rich foods, which help you feel full and satisfied throughout the day. At 1,200 calories, this vegan meal plan sets you up to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week and includes a variety of nutritious foods and balanced meals to make sure you are getting the nutrients you need each day. Whether you are a full‐time vegan or just looking for healthy vegan recipe ideas, this plant-based meal plan makes for a week of wholesome eating.
Lastly, omega-3 containing foods, especially those high in Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), can help the body produce longer-chain omega-3s such as Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). Foods high in ALA include chia, hemp, flaxseed, walnuts and soybeans. However, there is debate regarding whether this conversion is efficient enough to meet daily needs. Therefore, a daily intake of 200–300 mg of EPA and DHA from an algae oil supplement may be a safer way to prevent low levels.
Calcium‐fortified bread such as two slices of Burgen's Soy and Linseed provides a significant amount of an adult daily calcium needs (35%), as does fortified plant milk (34%) and 100g of calcium-set tofu (50%).Eat at least one serving of linseed (flaxseed), walnuts or Chia seeds every day to keep omega-3 fat high. One way to do this is to add them to a daily green smoothie made with fortified plant milk. This will also increase your intake of 5‐a-day fruit and vegetables.