So you wanna be a vegan or know more about it. Simple basics make it easy and healthy!
Top 10 Vegan Health Tips
- Essential reading for all vegans! Don't worry, it's only 2 pages - trust us, it's worth 5 minutes.
FORTIFY! Get your cereal, orange juice and "milk" fortified. This can include soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk, etc.
PROTEIN! Replace meat with a with a good source of protein, such as beans, legumes, tofu, tempeh, or seitan. Protein combining is unnecessary as long as you eat a varied diet and get enough calories.
VARIETY! Vary the kinds of foods you are eating to get a balance of what you need.
VITAMINS! Remember to get B-12 and iron. Check out our list of great sources to find out how.
FRESHNESS! Choose fresh over canned. Canned foods have lots of
preservatives and strip food of nutrition! Frozen is less bad, though fresh is best.
ORGANIC! Choose organic whenever possible. In the
United States, PLU codes that begin with 9 are organic and codes that
begin with 4 are not.
LET'S GO! Check out our page about the best vegan meal plans to get you started.
NEED HELP? Just about anything can be made into a vegan version. If you are stumped just ask us! We're here to help.
The Best Links About Meat/Dairy/Egg Alternatives:
Meat Substitutes - Information on TVP, Tofu, Tempeh, and Seitan.
Protein - Answers common questions and provides protein content for food.
Soy - Information on the value of soy.
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