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The Vegan Pyramid

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Over the years, while browsing on Facebook, I have come into contact of two Vegan Pyramids. As I kid, I was only aware of the regular food pyramid, which I thought was interesting but I seemed not to care too much for. But the Vegan Pyramid is more interesting to organize my meals from each group.

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At the bottom of the Vegan Pyramid is Carbohydrates, which mostly comprises of fruits and veggies. You should eat 3 to 5 servings of veggies per day as well as 2 to 4 servings of fruits per day.

On top of Carbohydrates is Proteins. Such foods include whole grains bread, rice, pasta, and cereal. You should eat 6 to 11 servings per day.

On top of Proteins is Fiber. Such foods include dairy substitutes, legumes, seeds, tofu, soy, peanut butter, vegan milk, and beans. Eat 2 to 3 servings of dairy substitutes per day as well as 2 to 3 servings of legumes.

On top of Fiber is Fats. Healthy fats include avocado, olive oil, coconut, nuts, olives, vegetable oils, sweets, salt, spices, and nuts, which should be eaten sparingly.

At the top peak is Calcium, Minerals, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Multivitamin and supplements.  It is important to start your day with a multivitamin and a good breakfast. I prefer a vegan multivitamin as well as a tyrosine supplement.

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