Your body is a temple, not a trash can.
Everyone knows that “vegan” foods are far healthier than animal products. But what exactly are “vegan” products? We see them everywhere since a few years now; from our Instagram feed to our Facebook timeline, yet is it simply a trend or a real lifestyle? Here is a guide to know everything about it!
The vegan diet consists of fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains and other wholesome plant-based foods. These products are considered cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat and calories, high in fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Indeed, more and more people are choosing vegan as a lifestyle.
I decided last year to stop eating meat, fish and other animal products. This choice was motivated by the fact that animal protein is really hard to digest, it’s hard on the environment, on the animals, and on your conscience. For your health, for animals and for the environment veganism is the best option. If you want to learn more about it, I really recommend the documentary Cowspiracy by Kip Andersen, it’s about discovering how intensive livestock is destroying our environment and killing our planet without any reactions from our governments and environmental activists.
I was inspired to write this article because I get asked a lot of questions when I say to people that I don’t eat any animals. They don’t usually understand where I can get my proteins from and other essentials nutriments. Yet, the good news is that there is nothing to worry about since a lot of “vegan” foods are packed with proteins and other amazing benefits!
You may have just learned yesterday, that processed meat such as bacon, sausage and ham cause cancer according to a new World Health Organization report. Or that cheese and sugar can be as addictive as a drug. But, you will probably ask now, if we can’t eat that what should we eat..?
When going on a vegan lifestyle you should know that it is so important to make sure to keep enough enzymes, vitamins, minerals and proteins in your diet. Here are some of my favorite:
-Green juices: They are more and more popular, easy to made at home and packed with goodness.
-Superfoods: are nutritional powerhouses that help build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp, such as goji berries, chia seeds, mulberries.. They can be include to most of your dishes.
-Plant-based proteins: lentils, quinoa, spirulina, seeds, nuts and beans are your new best friend.
I hope this article was helpful in order to get more informations about healthy food that are good for you and for the animals. Please don’t hesitate to share your own experience on vegan/vegetarian transformation lifestyle!