Friday, January 20, 2012

What CAN vegans eat?

I get asked this question just about as much as I get asked how I get my protein.....here is a list I found via Vegan Body Building that I want to share with everyone...

Foods to eat on a vegan diet:

Acorn Squash Adzuki Beans Alfalfa Sprouts Almonds Almond Milk Apples Apricots Artichokes Asparagus Avacados Bagels Bamboo Shoots Bananas Banana Squash Barley Beans Beets Bell Peppers Black Beans Blackberries Black-eyed Peas Blueberries Bok Choy Bran Brazil Nuts Bread Broccoli Brown Rice Brussels Sprouts Buckwheat Cabbage Canola Oil Cantaloupe Carrots Cashews Cauliflower Celery Cereal Cherries Chestnuts Chick-Peas Chiles Chives Chocolate Coconuts Corn Corn Oil Corn Tortilla Cranberries Cucumbers Currants Dates Dried Beans Dried Fruit Eggplant Fava Beans Figs Filberts Fruit Juice Garlic Grains Granola Grapefruit Grapes Green Beans Green Lettuce Grits Guava Hazelnuts Honeydew Hot Peppers Hummus Iceberg Lettuce Jalapeno Peppers Juan Canary Melons Kale Kidney Beans Kiwi Fruit Kumquat Leeks Legumes Lemons Lentils Lima Beans Limes Macadamias Mangoes Melons Miso Mushrooms Navel Oranges Navy Beans Nectarines Nuts and Seeds Oat Bran Oat Flour Oats Olive Oil Onions Oranges Papayas Parsley Passion Fruit Pasta Peaches Peanut Butter Peanuts Pears Peas Pecans Peppers Persian Melons Pineapple Pine Nuts Pinto Beans Pistachios Pita Bread Plums Popcorn Portabello Mushrooms Potatoes Potato Flour Prunes Pumpkin Pumpkin Seeds Radishes Raisins Raspberries Red Beans Red Bell Peppers Red Cabbage Red Pepper Rhubarb Rice Rice Bran Rice Noodles Rice Milk Romaine Lettuce Roots Rutabagas Rye Rye Bread Rye Flour Safflower Oil Salad Greens Salsa Salt Savoy Cabbage Scallions Seaweed Seeds Serrano Peppers Sesame Seed Oil Sesame Seeds Shiitake Mushrooms Snow Peas Soybean Oil Soybeans Soy Milk Spaghetti Spanish Onions Spinach Split Peas Sprouts Squash Strawberries Sugar (Raw) Sun-Dried Tomatoes Sweet Peppers Sweet Potatoes Swiss Chard Tangerines Tempeh Tofu Tomatoes Tomato Sauce Tortillas Turnip Greens Turnips Vegetable Oils Vegetables Walnuts Water Water Chestnuts Watermelon Wheat Wheat Flour Wheat Noodles Whole Wheat Wild Mushrooms Wild Rice Yams Zucchini 


***THIS IS BY NO MEANS EVERYTHING VEGANS CAN EAT, JUST THINK-DOES IT COME FROM AN ANIMAL AT ALL?  ***
Nutrition Guide to common foods

High-Protein Foods

Soybeans
Chick peas
Kidney beans
Adzuki beans
Other beans
Tofu
Lentils
Almonds

Other nuts and seeds
Kamut and spelt
Other whole grains


High-Calcium Foods

Black beans
Chick peas
Soybeans
Pinto beans
Tofu
Cashews
Almonds
Sesame seeds
Molasses
Dark leafy green vegetables
Brazil nuts
Hazelnuts (filberts)
Sunflower seeds
Globe artichokes

High-Magnesium Foods

Pumpkin and squash seeds
Bran
Almonds
Sesame seeds
Other nuts and seeds
Peanuts
Millet
Whole grains
Dried figs
Molasses
Black-eyed peas

High-Iron Foods

Dried fruit
Molasses
Chick peas
Black-eyed peas
Pinto beans
Whole grains
Sesame seeds
Other seeds
Prune juice
Dark leafy green vegetables
Jerusalem artichokes

High-Zinc Foods

Brazil nuts
Bran
Almonds
Walnuts
Lentils
Lima beans
Black-eyed peas
Other dried peas
Chick peas
Cashews
Pecans
Whole wheat flour
Corn and cornmeal
Spinach
Asparagus

High-Iodine Foods

Seaweeds
Sea Kelp
Iodized sea salt
Dark leafy green vegetables

High-Mineral and Enzyme Foods

Miso
Vegetable juices
Barley green
Wheat grass
Papayas
Seaweeds
Citrus fruit
Tomato juice

High B-12 Foods

Wheat grass
Barley green
Spirulina
Cholorella
Blue-green algae
B-12 fortified foods like texturized vegetable protein (TVP)
Vitamin supplements

Vitamin D

Alfalfa
Chlorella
Blue-green algae
Fenugreek
Sunflower seeds
Coconut
Papaya
Rosehips

Essential Oils

Flax seed/flax seed oil
Olives
Olive oil
Other natural oils
Nuts and seeds
Vegetables
Avocados
Whole grains

Herbs

Parsley
Herb seasonings
Herb teas
Garlic
Onions


If you look at me you will surely know that I am not going without, and my body is strong and healthy.
I have been juicing organic fresh fruits, vegetables, and roots every morning for 2 months straight and I feel amazing.  I am in the process of buying a house with some friends and started the collective living space I have always dreamed of, and finally growing all of our own organic fruits and vegetables!  The possibilities are limitless for growing, even if you think your space is too small....container growing, vertical growing...easy as 1-2-3!



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