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The Importance of Healthy

We all have different nutritional needs that make the road to healthy confusing.  The basic rules are balance, variety, and moderation in our daily diet.  We then couple that with physical fitness and wellness.  The results are that we look, feel and function better.

On Vegetarians

Flexitarian/Semi-Vegetarian, Lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-Ovo-vegetarian Ovo-vegetarian, Pescatarian, and Vegan are terms that describe the eating habits of the many groups of vegetarians.  Where you fit in is a matter of personal choice.  VegVegan is not here to judge or to act as your personal nutritionist.  We only want to aid in your journey and understanding of the importance of eating healthy foods.

When we introduce a recipe, it will be labeled plant-based, vegan, plus eggs, dairy or fish inclusive.  In most cases, recipe ingredients will consist of fruits, vegetables, grains or beans and labeled Lacto (no eggs), Ovo (no-dairy), Lacto-Ovo (no eggs or dairy), Pescatarian (fish) and Vegan (no animal products). The most common form of vegetarian is Flexitarian/Semi-Vegetarian, which includes a diet of more fruit and vegetable awareness.

What’s most attractive about the latter form is that it accommodates a larger group of vegetarians.  The truth of the matter is that clinical research has proven that food impacts health and any shift towards a more plant-based diet that consists of eating more fruits and vegetables will improve our overall health.

Because,  nutrients in the food we eat provide important information to our bodies that aid in the fight to prevent illness and disease.  A good balanced plant-based diet eaten in the right amounts will help to sustain good health and ensure longevity, especially when coupled with exercise and a wellness program prove to be important keys to a good life.

VegVegan welcomes you to come along for the experience as we continue to explore in depth the importance of healthy eating along with topics on balance, variety, and moderation as they pertain to the vegetarian lifestyle. So, there is more to come.  “Next month VegVegan travels to the eco-friendly Republic of Costa Rica.

 

Recipe of the Month:

Veg-Vegan Signature Garden Salad (vegan)

 

Green leaf lettuce

Sliced Cucumber

Pickled beets

Grape tomatoes

Baby spinach

Red onion

Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds

 
The VegVegan Signature Garden Salad is an excellent source of amino acids, antioxidants, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, magnesium, minerals, potassium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.

Pickled beet dressing

 

Pickled beets (as needed)

Veganaise (as needed)

1-2 tablespoons beet juice

 

Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy.