Some people are concerned about their lack of protein when transitioning to a plant-based diet. That’s one of the easier questions that I get to explain. Protein is in all plant-based foods. The amount of protein may vary from one food to another but protein is there The Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics did a study in 2013, which was the largest in the history of people who ate a whole food plant-based diet. The findings were that the average vegan ate 80% more protein than people who were on a traditional diet…meat eaters. WOW!
If you are concerned about protein, add these choices to your diet.
Check out this high protein vegan list:
Millet, 1 cup cookes=8 grams
Tempeh, 1/2 package=22 grams
Tofu, 1 cup cooked=20 grams
Pumpkin Seeds, 1/2 cup= 17 grams
Almonds, 1/2 cup= 16 grams
Hemp Seeds, 1/4 raw= 10 grams
Split Peas, 1/2 cup= 16 grams
Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)
Lentils, 1 cup=18 grams
If you’re really serious about transitioning to a healthier lifestyle and have not been able to figure out how to prepare meals that taste great, inexpensive and can possibly exacerbate some health issues, these step-by-step plant-strong recipes will give you a new found relationship with food. check them out!
10 (Vegan) Ways to Get Your Greens That Aren’t Salad or Gross
Did you know the human brain is 85% water and our blood consists of 80% water? This is why water is so important to good health. Water is a natural cleansing agent and it also supports the body’s natural detoxification system. Surprising enough, most Americans don’t drink enough water. We need to drink about 8 glasses of water a day. It has been noted that signs of dehydration could cause: fatigue, joint pain, mood swings and foggy memory in some people. Here is how to calculate how much water you should be drinking each day: divide weight in half equals total ounces per day. A 128-pound person needs to drink 64 ounces or eight 8-ounces of water each day.
Keep in mind that you can also get water from food. There are moisture-rich foods that can help boost your daily water intake.
90% or more water: 80% or more water
Oh, remember the container you drink out of is important also. It is recommended to use glass, ceramic or stainless steel containers when possible. You should stay clear of styrofoam cups because they contain hazardous chemicals and are environmentally unfriendly. If using plastic containers they should be BPA-free. Enjoy your summer and drink up!!
Nuts are considered as healthy snacks, so enjoy 1/2 cup daily guilt-free.
Lots of evidence suggest that nuts are healthy along with avocados and seeds which have many valuable nutrients. But there’s a unique circumstance with people who use the standard American diet who suddenly are trying to avoid added fats, cheeses, and rich cuts of meat. They still crave rich fatty meals, and if they realize that they can put a ½ cup of cashews or a ½ of avocado in everything then they can “follow the rules” and still love the taste of their food. In order to change your taste buds, you must change your habits, then your health will change forever. Get used to meals that aren’t loaded with unnecessary fats.
Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet Guide
Here is a young man who modified his diet, chose to go vegan and had miraculous results with his health. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own organs and tissues.
watch the video here!
Some of the most common lupus symptoms are:
Extreme fatigue that doesn’t go away with rest
Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling in two or more joints
Skin sores and rashes (which may occur in a butterfly-shaped pattern across the cheeks and nose)
Nose or mouth sores (usually painless)
Skin rashes after sun exposure
Admission is free and open to the public
Delaware Vegan Festival hosted by Life is Delicious
If you are serious about dramatically improving your health, reducing cholesterol, lowering your blood sugar and inflammation, you don’t want to miss this festival. Come out and let the experts help you! There will be local restaurants, food truck vendors, healthy living and eco-friendly businesses, along with animal rights groups and so much more.
Hosted by Life is Delicious
Life is Delicious offers health education workshops the first Friday of each month.
Time: 7:00pm 9:00pm
Location: Victory Christian Fellowship Church 100 Wilton Blvd. New Castle, De. 19720
Come out and enjoy these interactive sessions.
FIND OUT MORE
Are you a proud vegan or someone who is still deciding whether you want to take that next step to becoming a healthier YOU? If so, come join us every first Friday of each month at Victory Christian Fellowship Church 100 Wilton Blvd. New Castle 19720 (across from Walmart). This is a great opportunity to learn how foods can be used as medicine to help boost your metabolism, lower blood pressure, reduce your cholesterol and blood sugar. You can improve your overall health. Let us help you to take off those extra pounds without exercise and calorie counting.
THIS IS NOT A DIET!!
Our classes are FREE and open to everyone.
Location- 100 Wilton Blvd, New Castle, Delaware 19720