The vegetarian lifestyle certainly has its benefits: increased energy and health, as well as decrease your environmental footprint. It’s an adventure, too, finding creative ways to vary meals and ensure that you get all the nutrients to build a balanced, healthy diet. This isn’t always easy, though, especially when it comes to finding your complete proteins and fats that are so common in most meats. Here’s a quick list of 5 tips that might help round out your diet
Eat Your Greens!
Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (25)One cup of steamed collards provides more than enough Vitamin K, A, and C for the day, as well as a significant amount of fiber, calcium, and potassium, and a bit of protein to boot. They’re also filled with isothiocyanates (ITC), which have been shown to reduce your risk of cancer. One way of differentiating between how healthy certain greens are is to simply examine how deep a shade of green it is. The general rule of thumb is, the deeper the green, the more nutrients available. A plant’s ability to photosynthesize correlates to its chlorophyll content, and these are packed with nutrients.
If you ever find yourself having difficulty filling up your stomach on your vegetarian diet, try drinking more fluids. The old tale is true, that roughly 8 cups of water a day is the best way to stay hydrated. What you might not hear as often, though, is that a lot of that water comes from the food that you eat. It only makes sense that sometimes when we feel hungry, we are in fact, thirsty.