Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits recommended by The VeganRD

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  • Eat legumes.
    • 3+ servings per day of beans, tofu, tempeh, soy nuts, peanuts, peanut butter, soymilk, veggie meats.
  • Choose healthy fats.
    • Essential omega-3 fats from flaxseed, hempseed, walnuts, or flax, hemp, walnut, soy, canola oil.
    • Consider a supplement of DHA and EPA from microalgae.
    • Nuts, seeds, olives, avocado, vegetable oils provide healthy fats.
  • Take appropriate supplements.
    • 600 - 1000 IUs of vitamin D daily.
    • 25-100 micrograms of vitamin B12 daily.
  • Eat the rainbow.
    • Eat vitamin C-rich foods to improve iron absorption: Citrus fruits, strawberries, green leafy vegetables, peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes.
  • Get adequate calcium.
    • Calcium-set tofu, soybeans, fortified plant milks, almond butter, tahini, fortified juices, figs, navel oranges, bok choy, kale, and collards.
  • Enjoy a variety of vegan foods.
    • Focus on whole plant foods.
    • Opt for convenience when necessary.
  • Celebrate Veganism - guaranteed compassion.

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