Protein content in Vegetables

The first thing most people ask when I tell them I have started eating vegan is “how are you getting your protein?”.  It is surprising just how little we know about food……..I guess I don’t mean that.  It’s not surprising at all.

For most of us, we learned about the 4 food groups in preschool or elementary school, what they were, where they come from and how many servings we were supposed to have every day.  Milk and dairy were good for bone growth, meat for muscle growth, fruits and vegetables to get our vitamins and minerals and grains for fiber: an over simplified and incomplete explanation, even for children. Read More

What is Eating Clean?

Eating “clean” has a few simple principles behind it, with small differences depending on who you talk to.   Actually the main differences I have found from one source to the next is just the preciseness that one follows the essential principles.

Here are the mane tenets of this way of eating:

– avoid processed foods

– eat often, and smaller meals (5-6x/day or every3-4 hours)

– avoid or eliminate alcohol

– eliminate refined sugar

– eat lean proteins

– avoid colas and juices

– avoid saturated and trans fats

– eat fresh fruits and vegetables Read More

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