Archives For Vegan Nutrition

Unfortunately there are quite a few reasons a lot of people return to eating fish and  making cheese sandwiches.We do still live in a non vegan world, so sometimes we need a bit of support in order to keep going.

I respect everyone’s choice, but at the same time I want to help anyone who is struggling to stay vegan or is still “flirting” with the vegan lifestyle. I have been vegan for almost 3 years now and in this short list I simply want to share with you what has worked for me in a hope, that this will help you, too.

In my mind and heart living vegan is a step towards less suffering and more abundance and as a bonus I get to feel well. Regardless of what you eat my goal is to help you enjoy vegan food daily and I want to support you every step of the way. 

1.Eat Variety of fruits and vegetables You have all read the expression, that eating chips and drinking Diet Coke is vegan. To me this example is quite extreme, but no matter on what stage of your journey you are,  remember, that variety is the spice of life. Eat lots of fresh leafy greens, which are full with minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids. Combine them with Vitamin C from fresh lemon juice, tomatoes or red peppers to absorb the iron. Eat sesame seeds for calcium, flax seeds for Omega 3. Eat a rainbow. Do your best to expand your shopping list and try fruits and vegetables that you haven’t had before. Try different cooking techniques. Keep it real and use convenient food when needed. There are plenty of ready made vegan chesses and burgers, that will satisfy you.Eating textures and flavours, that you love will give you a sense of comfort as well. 

 

2.Choose a  vegan B12 supplement. There are endless discussion on Vitamin B12 and if you are unsure your best action is to get yourself tested. Remember Vitamin B12 comes from bacteria, not from plants or animal foods. It is simply a bacteria , that is present in the soil, but most people are deficient in it because most animals are artificially fed and get no fresh food at all. As for vegans, according to the research by Dr.Jack Noris and other respected vegan dietitians Vitamin B12 supplement must be taken by vegans and also by anyone over the age of 50.It only takes a few clicks to find a discount or a coupon code online. If you buy your Vitamin B12 online you can get it from iHerb.com and use a discount coupon code BNM714 With this coupon you will get $10 off your first order. 

 

 

3.Eat legumes. When it comes to protein and long lasting energy beans and lentils are superheroes. Protein is made by amino acids, which are the building blocks of any kind of protein. Your body needs amino acids and all the legumes are packed with them It is extremely easy to meet your protein needs on a vegan diet.The most amazing thing about legumes is that they are so versatile and also very cheap to buy. You can use them in salads, curries, stews, make lovely dips with them or roast them with some nice spices and enjoy them that way. 

 

4.Get enough fat. You can very easily eat less than the recommnded essential omega 3 fat if you eliminate all nuts and seeds from your diet. Eating nuts and seeds daily is an essential part of staying healthy when you are vegan. The winners in this list are flax seeds and walnuts. Just a simple handful of nuts a day will give you the satisfaction that you might require. Omega-3 fat s also called called alpha-linolenic acid or ALA which is an essential nutrient. This means it is absolutely necessary in your diet.You can also enjoy a ripe avocado a few times a week and also some raw coconut butter as well.There are also other nut butters like almond or hazelnut and they also make a great treat in any diet.. 

5. Adjust your expectations. By no means vegan diet is a cure for all formula. By removing certain foods you will most certainly experience great benefits like lots  more energy, clear gut, easy recovery and possibly clear mind. Nevertheless to live vegan is not so much about the vegans, it’s about the animals who suffer and the people who has to starve in order to feed those animals with grains and so on.Yes it makes sense to live vegan in every vegan I know is doing their best. Veganism works by removing your participation in some of the worst cruelty against animals and any health benefits a great bonus. 

 

Thank you for your support, Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding vegan living and how can I support you. 

Love, 

Ivelina

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