Vegan Food Pyramid
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Powerful Protein From Chia
Chia is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all the amino acids your body needs to utilize this macronutrient. This is great news for anyone looking for a high quality protein source, but it is particularly helpful for vegans (vegetarians who eat nothing of animal origin, including dairy products, eggs, or honey). Because many plant sources have incomplete protein, many vegans find it difficult to get the protein they need without complicated food combining. Organic Chia Seed can solve this dilemma.
Following are the guidelines of the Vegan Food Pyramd.
Dark green, leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, mustard and turnip greens, chicory, or bok choy are especially good sources of these nutrients.
Dark yellow and orange vegetables such as carrots, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin provide extra beta-carotene. Include generous portions of a variety of vegetables in your diet.
Serving size: 1-cup raw vegetables, 1/2-cup cooked vegetables.
Two or more servings a day.
Legumes -- which is another name for beans, peas, and lentils -- are all good sources of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and B vitamins. This group also includes chickpeas, baked and refried beans, soy milk, tempeh, and texturized vegetable protein.
Serving size: 1/2-cup cooked beans, 4-ounces tofu or tempeh, 8-ounces soy milk.
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