At VegVegan we want our readers to know the importance of eating healthy foods. It all starts with an understanding of why food is so essential to our overall well-being. Notably, there is a relationship between food and especially the consumption of a plant-based diet and the prevention of most illnesses and disease. Nutrition is not medicine, which is used to treat illnesses after they develop or health fails. What eating a diet consisting of a variety of healthy foods does aid in the prevention of diseases and illnesses or the mitigation of their damaging effects. It all starts with good food choices like Fresh Fruits and Cruciferous Vegetables, foods containing Dietary Fiber, Whole Grains and Legumes, and foods rich in Calcium, Vitamin D, and Amino Acids. We’ll further explore the benefit of eating healthy foods throughout our site and on a monthly basis. Below you will find food guides to help in the fight of some commonly known conditions.
Lean proteins, fish, low-fat dairy, and egg whites
Fresh or fresh frozen fruits and vegetables
Whole grains like brown rice, whole grain pasta, and whole-grain or whole wheat breads
Monounsaturated fats like olive oil, canola oil, sesame oil, safflower oil or avocados, nut butters, nuts, and seeds
Polyunsaturated fats, like corn oil, soybeans and soybean oil, sunflower oil, fatty fish, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and tofu.
Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna, trout, sardines or canola oil, flaxseed, soybean oil, nuts or seeds
Apples, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cherries, coffee, cranberries, garlic, grapefruit, grapes, leafy green vegetables, legumes, soy, spinach, squash, strawberries tomatoes, and whole grains
Diabetes prevention foods
Green beans, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, radishes, and peppers
Whole grains, like brown rice, oatmeal and whole grain breads
Fat-free or low-fat (1%) dairy
Lean proteins like beans, peas, nuts, and seafood
Fresh or fresh frozen fruit
Here's to your health!