Disease Protection & Nutritional Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Protein: One of the most common concerns with this lifestyle, seems to be the amount of protein a vegan gets in their diet. Let me begin by saying that people actually tend to get too much protein, more than the body requires.

The fitness industry leads people to believe people need large amounts of protein in order to be healthy and build muscle, only so that they can benefit from selling their protein shakes and bars which are usually filled with additives, sugars, and low-quality protein.

Research shows that many people are getting too much protein, often in unhealthy ways such as red meat. By being on a vegan diet you don’t have to worry about getting enough protein, in fact, there has never been a case of anyone with a protein deficiency on any diet. If you are consuming your recommended daily calories you will not have a protein deficiency.

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Intermittent Fasting: What you need to know.

Intermittent Fasting (IF) comes with a lot of health benefits, if done correctly.
<sigh> Unfortunately your mother thinking you are starving yourself isn’t one of those.

Let me begin by saying that IF does not mean eating less. A lot of people think that fasting means starving, this is simply not the case. Some IF practitioners will cut out either breakfast or dinner, however they will make up for it during their other meals, so in theory, they will be eating less meals but still eating the same amount of calories. I personally don’t feel like I have cut out any meals, as I don’t eat all my food in big chunks but think of it as not eating anything after 6pm. It all depends on when my feeding window starts really. For many people this will be the first step into IF, simply not eating anything after dinner.

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Fruit Groups: What you need to know.

Fruits are made up of four groups. Acid fruits, sub-acid fruits, sweet fruits, and melons.

Typically you never want to mix any of the fruits with any other food group, each group should be eaten separately. Fruits travel through the digestive track very quickly, typically within an hour which is why you don’t want to eat them with other food groups.

From personal experience, I do notice that I feel better when I group foods together depending on how long it takes for them to digest. For example I would eat a pineapple and wait at least 30 mins before eating porridge or something else. However, this could just be a placebo effect as this is based on a theory, I don’t know of any scientific studies that support this. In fact, in an interview Dr. Michael Greger (Americal plant-based physician) himself said that food grouping is nonsense.

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