2. Balance Your Meals
Vegans don’t get to eat meat or dairy, and they also don’t eat processed foods. Fresh vegetables, fruit, and legumes are your options, so you need to learn to live with them. In the past, people opposed to the vegan diet would claim that vegans don’t get the full spectrum of nutrients that they’re bodies will require for optimal function.
The idea that vegans don’t receive enough protein is a blanket statement that is entirely false. Nature provides everything we need as vegans to live in perfect health. However, it’s the combination of foods that matter and new vegans often don’t understand which food combinations work best.
Your vegan diet needs to include a balance of healthy sources of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Legumes like chickpeas, lentils, and hemp seed provide ample amounts of protein and healthy fats. Dark leafy veggies and crucifers give you plenty of fiber and antioxidant polyphenols. Eating olives, coconut oil and nuts provide you with all the healthy fats you need for energy.