Being vegan is the best thing you can do for your health, when you follow a balanced eating plan and have an adequate calorie intake.
Healthy Vegan Diet
- Eat to Live — Nutritarian Basics
- Your Vegan Food Pyramid
- Essential Early Morning Green Smoothie
- The Health Benefits of Going Vegan
- Vegan Health Experts
- Vegan Athletes
Are you looking for the science to back up our claims that plants contain all the protein and amino acids that humans require? Here it is:
“Plant protein foods contribute approximately 65% of the per capita supply of protein on a worldwide basis and approximately 32% in the North American region. These sources of protein are discussed in relation to their amino acid content, human amino acid requirements, and dietary protein quality. Mixtures of plant proteins can serve as a complete and well-balanced source of amino acids for meeting human physiological requirements. This short review ends with a list of series of myths and realities concerning the relationship between plant protein and human nutrition and a list of some nutritional issues of concern to the health professional and informed consumer.”
‘Plant Proteins in Relation to Human Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition’
V R Young and P L Pellett
Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02142.
In 2009, the American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the US’s oldest, largest and foremost authority on diet and nutrition, also recognized that humans have no inherent biological or nutritional need for animals products:
“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegan diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”
‘Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets’
Craig WJ, Mangels AR, American Dietetic Association.
Being vegan rewards you and your family with vibrantly abundant health. You protect your family against the majority of lifestyle diseases when you prepare compassionate, plant-based meals. Your diet will be 100% cholesterol-free. However, just as with any eating plan, you still need to take care of your nutritional requirements.
Do you have any questions or suggestions? Get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you!