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Thinking of taking Meatless Mondays a step further? In her book The Kind Diet, actress and animal lover Alicia Silverstone explains how to go vegan, which she says will make you look and feel great while improving your health. Vegan diets skip all animal products, including meat, fish, dairy products, and eggs. Once you eliminate all animal products from your diet, Silverstone recommends eating whole grains, beans, and vegetables, opting for local and in-season varieties as often as possible.
When it comes to alcohol, less is more, says Silverstone, who enjoys a good glass of wine while dining with friends but rarely drinks at home. She also recommends minimizing all caffeinated drinks, including coffee and tea. Limitations: This may be a big change in your eating habits.
For example, she discusses cooking tools and techniques to use, and foods to choose when traveling. A vegan diet can be healthy, though you'll need to make sure all your nutritional needs are met. Cooking and shopping: Because The Kind Diet centers on fresh fare, your grocery list may grow longer. The second half of the book is chock-full of recipes such as Pecan-Crusted Seitan and Coffee Fudge Brownies , most of which are fairly simple.
Packaged foods or meals: Silverstone recommends limiting processed foods as much as possible. Exercise : Activities, such as walking , yoga , and playing soccer, are recommended. Vegetarian or vegan: This is what Silverstone's plan is all about. Gluten-free: Some recipes are free of gluten, but this diet isn't strictly gluten-free.
Support: You can do this diet on your own. Silverstone has a website with more information on veganism. As The Kind Diet points out, research ties a vegetarian diet to a lower risk of heart disease. A recent study reveals that it may slash the odds by as much as one-third. Research also shows that vegetarians live longer than people who eat meat. But it's easy to fall short of some nutrients if you're on a vegan diet.
Common nutrients that you must make sure you have include calcium, iron, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate. Since this diet loves fruits and vegetables , it can help prevent heart disease , diabetes , and high cholesterol. A vegetarian diet is also good for people with high blood pressure as long as they watch how much sodium they're getting. Always check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions before starting any diet, and stick with your doctor's guidelines. This is a good diet as long as you get all the nutrients you need and are committed to cooking at home, since you'll be avoiding meat and processed foods.
As always, even with a balanced healthy diet, it's important to exercise , so make sure you're active often. The Promise Thinking of taking Meatless Mondays a step further? What You Can Eat Once you eliminate all animal products from your diet, Silverstone recommends eating whole grains, beans, and vegetables, opting for local and in-season varieties as often as possible. The Kind Diet outlines three phases of veganism: Flirting: A gradual transition away from animal-based foods Going Vegan: Committing to a vegan lifestyle Superhero: You mainly eat unprocessed vegetable foods and limit nightshade vegetables including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants as well as fruit, nuts, and sweets, in order to achieve optimal health.
Level of Effort: Medium Limitations: This may be a big change in your eating habits. In-person meetings: No. What Dr. Is It Good for Certain Conditions? The Final Word This is a good diet as long as you get all the nutrients you need and are committed to cooking at home, since you'll be avoiding meat and processed foods. Could I have CAD? Missing Teeth?Aliccia kind
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The Kind Diet