For those of you who have been on this Vegan journey a while, many have experienced the curious friend who wants to know “So all you eat is carrots and salad?” or family members who start breathing deeply when they find out you’ll be attending the family Thanksgiving dinner. Well fortunately for those of you who were able to hold out, have discovered a world of food choices to enhance your plant-based diet. For those starting on this journey you could discover that some of your food offerings can indeed be exciting regardless of what diet people are currently on.
Food is as much about memories as it is about cultural background. It may be surprising but many of your childhood favorites adapt very well to a Vegan adaptation. Because food is seen in terms of texture and flavor, some adaptations call on the right seasonings and/or vegetable. Consider that the world is populated with a never ending variety of fruits and vegetables, so the world is yours.
The basic Vegan Diet consists of various food groups:
- Whole Grains
- Nuts & Seeds
- Dietary Supplements & Super Foods
What is helpful to maintaining a Healthy Vegan Diet is learning to balance your food choices and cooking methods to compliment the bodies needs. The body has different nutritional requirements at different stages of life. So research into this important area is key to maintaining optimum health.
“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” -Ayurvedic proverb