As you are likely already well aware of there are many ways to do a vegan diet! For some, it's purely about the ethics and thus focussing on healthy plant based foods is not the priority.
On the flip side there are many people who are determined to adopt a vegan diet, do good by the world, and achieve optimal health at the same time. So what does a healthy vegan diet look like? We've broken this down for you below
- A diet that consists of mostly whole or minimal processed foods. This means foods that look like they did when they were harvested (fruits & vegetables) or have been packaged after minimal processing like rice, whole grains, canned beans, tempeh and tofu.
- A diet that consists of over 30 grams of dietary fibre per day. In order to achieve this it's incredibly important to eat enough whole grains, fruits & vegetables
- A diet that consists of adequate amounts of healthy polyunsaturated Omega 3 fats. Because utilisation of these depends on one's ability to convert them into an active form, we recommend a diet that consists of Omega 3 rich plant foods such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, ground flaxseed & walnuts and an Omega 3 DHA/EPA supplement as in our Essential 3 daily supplement.
- Water for thirst - 2-3L per day is adequate for most people. More if you are doing intensive exercise.
For more information on food groups and recommended servings of each refer to the Healthy Vegan Food Pyramid created by our ambassador Simon Hill form Plant Proof.