Category Archives: health

THE EXACT VEGAN FOOD TO LITERALLY GET EVERY SINGLE NUTRIENT YOUR BODY WILL EVER NEED (HUGE A-Z LIST)

every-single-nutrient[1]

Through our upbringing, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that we must eat meat and animal by-products, in order to stay healthy and ‘grow up’. Part of this message includes the implication that a plant-based diet is not nutritionally sufficient in delivering our body the building blocks it needs to survive and function well.

This common misconception was and is driven within society from both individual ignorance and from industry from a purely business, profit-making angle. Every vitamin, mineral and nutrient that exists—protein, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, omega-3, all the B-vitamins—you have an original source, and it isn’t animals. Remember that people eat animals after the animals have already eaten from the earth; people eat cows after the cows have eaten up the grass and some of the soil; people eat chickens after chickens have eaten grains and vegetables.

Do not be mislead into thinking you can only obtain particular vitamins, minerals and nutrients from animals—it is just not true—you are quite simply filtering these vitamins, minerals and nutrients through someone else’s body.

WHEN YOU TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN ABOUT PLANT-BASED NUTRITION AND ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY WITH PROPERLY PLANNING YOUR DIET, YOU DISCOVER HOW NUTRITIOUS A PLANT-BASED DIET ACTUALLY IS.

Here is a huge list to prove this:

VITAMIN A/BETA-CAROTENE

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, apricots, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, carrots, cayenne pepper, celery, cherries, chlorella, garlic, grapefruit, green vegetables (leafy), green peppers, honeydew, kale, kelp, lucuma powder, mango, nori, oranges, papaya, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapple, prunes, pumpkin, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sweet potato, tomato, watermelon, wheat, winter squash, wheatgrass, yams, yellow fruits, yellow squash and yellow vegetables (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

VITAMIN B-1/THIAMINE 

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, avocados, barley, beans, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, chlorella, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), greens (all), kelp, lentils, nutritional yeast, onions, parsley, peas, pecans, prunes, raisins, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), vegetables (all), wheatgrass, wild rice and yams (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

VITAMIN B-2/RIBOFLAVIN

alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans, black currants, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, cashews, cherries, chlorella, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kelp, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, okra, onions, parsley, pineapple, prunes, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), watercress, watermelon, wheatgrass and wild rice (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

VITAMIN B-3/NIACIN

alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, chlorella, corn, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kelp, lucuma powder, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, onions, parsley, peas, plums, potato, prunes, raspberries, rice (brown/wild), seeds (all), squash, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, tomato, tempeh, watermelon and wheatgrass (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

VITAMIN B-5/PANTOTHENIC ACID (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

alfalfa sprouts, almonds, asparagus, avocados, beans, broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate, carrots, cauliflower, chlorella, corn, flax (oil/seeds), grains (all), green vegetables, legumes, mushrooms (shiitake), nutritional yeast, nuts, oats, onions, oranges, papaya, peas, pineapple, potato, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), tomato, walnuts, watermelon, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and yams (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

VITAMIN B-6/PYRIDOXINE (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

alfalfa sprouts, apples, asparagus, avocados, bananas, barley, beans, beets, bell peppers, blueberries, buckwheat, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, chlorella, corn, flax (oil/seeds), grains (all), grapes, green vegetables (leafy), lemon, mango, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, onions, oranges, peas, plum, prunes, raisins, squash, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), sweet potato, tomato, watermelon, wheatbran, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and yams

B-12/CYANOCOBALAMIN (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

barley, beans, chlorella, dulse, grains (all), grapes (concord), kelp, mustard greens, nori, nuts, plums, prunes, sauerkraut (unpasteurized), seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), wheatgerm and wheatgrass and EAT LOTS OF UNWASHED (i.e., some soil intact)ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. You can also add Red Star nutritional yeast to your meals.

B-15/PANGAMIC ACID (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

almonds, apricot seeds, brown rice, cabbage, chlorella, grains (all), juniper berries, nutritional yeast, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (all), sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, unwashed vegetables and wheatgrass

B-17/AMYGDALIN/LAETRILE (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

almonds, apple seeds, apricot kernels, barley, blackberries, brown rice, buckwheat, cherry seeds, chia seeds, celery, chlorella, cranberries, elderberries, flax (oil/seeds), garlic, grains (all), macadamia, millet, mung beans, nectarine seeds, oats, peach seeds, pear seeds, plum seeds, raspberries, rye, sesame seeds, sprouts (all), strawberries and wheatgrass

BIOTIN (B COMPLEX)

alfalfa sprouts, almonds, bananas, beans, brown rice, chlorella, corn, fruits (all), grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), grapes, nutritional yeast, nuts, okra, peanuts, raisins, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, strawberries, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

CHOLINE (B COMPLEX)

avocados, beans, bean sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chlorella, corn, fruits (all), grains (all), green beans, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lentils, nutritional yeast, nuts, peanuts, peas, seeds (all), soy, spinach, wheat, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

FOLIC ACID (B COMPLEX) (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

alfalfa sprouts, apricots, asparagus, avocados, beans, beet greens, broccoli, buckwheat sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, chlorella, citrus fruits, cucumber, grains (all), grapes, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, oranges, papaya, peas, pecans, plums, prunes, raisins, rye, soy, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, sweet potato, walnuts, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

INOSITOL (B COMPLEX)

alfalfa sprouts, almonds, artichokes, barley, beans, beets, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, chlorella, corn, fruit (all), garlic, grains (all), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lima beans, nutritional yeast, nuts, oatmeal, oats, onions, oranges, peanuts, peas, raisins, spirulina, sunflower seeds, vegetables (all), wheatgerm and wheatgrass

PABA/PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID (B COMPLEX)

beans, brown rice, chlorella, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), molasses (unrefined), mushrooms, nutritional yeast, spinach, wheatbran, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

VITAMIN C/ASCORBIC ACID (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

alfalfa sprouts, apples, asparagus, beets, berries (all), broccoli, cabbage, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits, cucumber, garlic, grapefruit, green vegetables (leafy), green peppers, guava, honeydew, kale, kelp, kidney beans, kiwi, kumquats, lemon, lime, lucuma powder, lychee, mango, onions, oranges, papaya, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapple, potato, radish, raspberries, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sweet potato, tomato, watercress, watermelon, wheatgrass and yams (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

VITAMIN D/CALCIFEROL

alfalfa sprouts, avocados, basil, carrots, chlorella, fenugreek (powder/seeds), garlic, green vegetables (leafy), mushrooms (shiitake), papaya, parsley, seeds (all), spirulina, sunflower seeds, SUNLIGHT, sweet potato, watercress and wheatgrass

VITAMIN D2/ERGOCALCIFEROL

alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, spirulina, SUNLIGHT, yeast

VITAMIN E/TOCOPHEROL

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, asparagus, avocados, barley, blackberries, broccoli, brown rice, cacao/chocolate, carrots, cherries, chlorella, corn, dandelion greens, dulse, flax (oil/seeds), fruit (all), grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, leeks, nuts, oats, olive oil, oranges, parsley, parsnips, peanuts, quinoa, seeds (all), spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, tomato, vegetable oils, wheatgerm and wheatgrass (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

VITAMIN F/UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

açaí, almonds, avocados, chlorella, fruits (all), garlic, ginger, nuts, olive oil, oranges, parsley, peanuts, pecans, root vegetables, seeds (all), soy, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, vegetable oil, wheatgerm, wheat and wheatgrass

VITAMIN K/PHYLLOQUINONE

alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cayenne pepper, chlorella, corn, ginger, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kale, kelp, mushrooms, oats, oatmeal, oats, peas, potato, root vegetables, rye, safflower oil, seaweed, soy, spinach, strawberries, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

VITAMIN P/BIOFLAVONOIDS (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

apricots, blackberries, buckwheat, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits (inner rind), currants, grapefruit, grapes, juniper berries, lemon, oranges, parsley and plums

VITAMIN T (VERY LITTLE KNOWN)

alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, plantain, sesame seeds, sesame butter (raw) and some vegetables oils

VITAMIN U (VERY LITTLE KNOWN)

alfalfa sprouts, cabbage (raw), celery (raw), chlorella and green vegetables (leafy and raw)

ALLYL SULFIDES

chives, garlic, leeks and onions

ALPHA-CAROTENE

berries (all), broccoli, carrots, chlorella, corn, green vegetables (leafy), oranges, peaches, pumpkin, seaweed and sweet potatoes

ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID

broccoli, potatoes and spinach

ANTHOCYANINS

black currants, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, red cabbage and strawberries

ARGININE

apples, apricots, beans, berries (all), cacao/chocolate, coconut, eggplant, grains (all), nuts, pineapple, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery and turnips) (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

BETA-SITOSTEROL

açaí, chlorella, fruits (all) and green vegetables (leafy)

BIOFLAVONOIDS

apricots, blackberries, black currants, blueberries, buckwheat, cantaloupe, cherries, citrus fruits, citrus skins (inner rind), cranberries, elderberries, gooseberries, grapefruit, huckleberries, lemon, onions, papaya, parsley, peppers, persimmons, plums, prunes, pomegranate, raisins, raspberries, red grapes (with seeds), strawberries, tomato and walnuts

BORON

alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, beans, cabbage, carrots, dates, filberts, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), hazelnuts, kelp, pears, plums, prunes, raisins, soy and wheat

CATECHIN

berries (all), black tea, cacao/chocolate, green tea and rhubarb (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

CALCIUM

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds (234 milligrams per 100 gram serving), apricots, avocados, beans, brazil nuts, broccoli, cabbage, carob, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chickpeas (150 milligrams per 100 gram serving), chlorella, coconut, cornmeal, dandelion greens, dulse, figs, filberts, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hazelnuts, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), hijiki sea vegetable (1,400 milligrams per 100 gram serving), kelp, lemon, lentils, lettuce, lucuma powder, maca powder, mango, mesquite powder, millet, miso, nuts, oats, onions, oranges, parsley (203 milligrams per 100 gram serving), prunes, raisins, seaweed, sesame seeds (1,160 milligrams per 100 gram serving), soy (226 milligrams per 100 gram serving), spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, watercress, wheatgrass, and yams

CHLORINE

alfalfa sprouts, avocados, bananas, beets, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, chlorella, coconut, cucumber, dandelion greens, dates, eggplant, figs, kale, kelp, lettuce, mushrooms, oats, onions, peaches, peas, pineapple, radish, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomato, watercress, watermelon, wheat and wheatgrass

CHLOROPHYLL

blue-green algae, chlorella, spirulina and wheatgrass

CHROMIUM

apples, bananas, barley, basil, beans, beets, black pepper, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, carrots, chlorella, corn oil, dulse, garlic, grains (all), grapes, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, mineral water, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, onions, oranges, raisins, seaweed, spirulina, tomato, walnuts and wheatgrass (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

COBALT

alfalfa sprouts, apricots, broccoli, chlorella, dulse, garlic, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, seaweed, spinach, spirulina, wheat, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

COENZYME Q10/UBIQUINONE

almonds, grains (all) and spinach

COPPER

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, avocados, barley, beans, beets, brazil nuts, broccoli, buckwheat, cacao/chocolate, cauliflower, chlorella, filberts, garlic, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), grains (all), hazelnuts, kelp, lentils, millet, mushrooms, nuts, oats, parsley, peas, pecans, plums, pomegranate, prunes, raisins, seaweed, soy, spirulina, sunflower seeds, tomato and walnuts (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

CRYPTOXANTHIN

apples, apricots, corn, green peppers, lemon, oranges, papaya, paprika, persimmons and starfruit

CURCUMIN

cumin seeds and turmeric

CYSTEINE

brazil nuts, soy and whole wheat

ELLAGIC ACID

apples, black currants, black walnuts, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pomegranate, raisins, raspberries and strawberries

FIBER

cacao/chocolate, chlorella, fruits (all), lucuma powder, lychee, maca powder, mesquite powder and vegetables (all) (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

FLAVONOIDS

cacao/chocolate, fruits (all) and vegetables (all) (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

FLUORINE (DESTROYED BY HEAT)

alfalfa sprouts, almonds, avocados, beet greens, black tea, black-eyed peas, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chlorella, dandelion greens, dates, endive, garlic, green tea, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, mustard greens, nuts, oats, parsley, rye, seaweed, seeds (all), spinach, tomato, turnip greens, watercress, wheat and wheatgrass

FRUCTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES

artichokes, bananas, barley, garlic, onions and tomato

GAMMA-CAROTENE – TOMATO

GAMMA-LINOLENIC ACID – BLACK CURRANT SEED OIL AND BORAGE SEED OIL

GERMANIUM – ALOE VERA, BARLEY, CHLORELLA, GARLIC, MUSHROOMS (SHIITAKE) AND OATS

GLUTAMIC ACID – DATES AND MUSHROOMS (SHIITAKE)

GLUTAMINE – OATS, PARSLEY AND SPINACH

GLUTATHIONE – APPLES, ASPARAGUS, AVOCADOS, BROCCOLI, CANTALOUPE, CARROTS, CAULIFLOWER, GARLIC, ONIONS, PARSLEY, PEACHES, POTATO, SPINACH, SPROUTS (ALL), STRAWBERRIES, TOMATO, WALNUTS, WATERMELON AND WINTER SQUASH

GLYCINE – AVOCADOS, OATS, WHEATGERM AND WHOLE WHEAT

HESPERIDIN – BERRIES (ALL), BUCKWHEAT, GRAPEFRUIT, LEMON AND ORANGES

HISTIDINE – APPLES, BEANS, NUTS, PAPAYA, PINEAPPLE, SEEDS (ALL) AND VEGETABLES (EXCEPT CELERY, RADISH AND TURNIP)

INDOLES – BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, KALE, MUSTARD GREENS AND RADISH

IODINE

apples, artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, blueberries, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, chives, chlorella, citrus fruit, coconut, dulse, eggplant, garlic, green peppers, kale, kelp, mustard greens, onions, peanuts, pears, pineapple, sea salt, seaweed, sesame seeds, soy, spinach, squash, strawberries, swiss chard, tomato, turnip, watercress, watermelon and wheat

IRON (CONSUMING FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN C WHILE CONSUMING THE FOLLOWING FOODS WILL INCREASE IRON ABSORPTION)

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, beans, beets, blackberries, blackstrap molasses, bran flakes, cacao/chocolate, carrots, cashews, cherries, chick peas (cooked), chlorella, dandelion greens, dates, dried fruit, dulse, figs, grains (all), grapes, Grape Nuts, green peppers, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, lentils, lucuma powder, maca powder, mango, mesquite powder, millet, nutritional yeast, oatmeal, onions, parsley, pecans, persimmons, pinto beans (cooked), pistachio nuts, plums, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, seeds (all), seaweed, shallots, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, sunflower seeds, swiss chard, walnut, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and yams (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

ISOFLAVONES – ALFALFA SPROUTS, BERRIES (ALL), BROCCOLI, CABBAGE, CARROTS AND SOY

ISOLEUCINE – APPLES, APRICOTS, BEANS, DATES, FIGS, NUTS, PEACHES, PEARS, PERSIMMONS, RYE, SEEDS (ALL), STRAWBERRIES, TOMATO AND VEGETABLES (EXCEPT CELERY, LETTUCE AND RADISH)

KAEMPFEROL – ASPARAGUS, BEETS, CAULIFLOWER, DILL, GRAPEFRUIT AND STRAWBERRIES

LECITHIN – BEANS, GRAINS (ALL) AND NUTRITIONAL YEAST

LEUCINE – APPLES, APRICOTS, DATES, FIGS, GRAINS (ALL), NUTS, PEACHES, PEARS, SEEDS (ALL), STRAWBERRIES, TOMATO AND VEGETABLES (EXCEPT CELERY, LETTUCE AND RADISH)

LIGNINS – FLAX (OIL/SEEDS)

LIMONENE – CARAWAY SEEDS, CELERY SEEDS, GRAPEFRUIT, LEMON, ORANGES AND TANGERINES

LITHIUM – DULSE, EGGPLANT, GREEN VEGETABLES (LEAFY), KELP, PEPPERS AND TOMATO

LUTEIN

apples, apricots, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, chlorella, collard greens, corn, cranberries, kale, kiwi, lettuce, mustard greens, orange juice, orange peel, paprika, peaches, peas, potato, pumpkin, raisin, red grapes, red peppers, spinach, spirulina, tomato, turnip greens, winter squash and zucchini

LYCOPENE

apricots, carrots, chlorella, grapefruit (pink), green peppers, guava, tomato and watermelon

LYSINE

aloe vera, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, cantaloupe, dates, figs, grains (all), grapefruit, nuts, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (all)

MAGNESIUM

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, artichokes, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chlorella, coconut, corn, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, fenugreek (powder/seeds), figs, garlic, grains (all), grapefruit, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), lemon, lentils, mango, mesquite powder, mushrooms, nuts, oranges, paprika, parsley, peaches, pears, peppers, pineapple, plums, prunes, rice (brown/wild), seeds (all), sesame seeds, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, tomato, watercress, watermelon, wheat and wheatgrass (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

MANGANESE

alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, beet greens, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cacao/chocolate, carrots, celery, chives, chlorella, cucumber, dandelion greens, grains (all), grapefruit, green vegetables (leafy), kelp, legumes, mango, nuts, oats, oranges, parsley, peas, persimmons, pineapple, plums, prunes, seaweed, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sweet potato, walnuts, watercress, wheatgrass and yams (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

METHIONINE

apples, apricots, bananas, brazil nuts, brown rice, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, chives, dates, figs, garlic, grains (all), lentils, nuts, onions, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, sesame seeds, soy, strawberries, sunflower seeds, tomato and watercress

METHYL-SULFONYL-METHANE/MSM – ALOE VERA, PINE NUTS AND RAIN-WATERED FRUITS/VEGETABLES (UNWASHED)

MOLYBDENUM

apricots, beans, cantaloupe, carrots, chlorella, garlic, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), grains (all), legumes, raisins, seaweed, spirulina, strawberries, sunflower seeds and wheatgrass

MONOTERENES

basil, broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits, eggplant, parsley, peppermint, tomato and yams

OMEGA FATTY ACIDS

açaí, beans, black currant seed oil, blue-green algae, borage seed oil, cabbage, canola oil, flax (oil/seeds), chlorella, corn, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (oil/seed/powder/milk), pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, soy, sprouts (all), squash, vegetable oils, walnuts and wheat

PECTIN

apples, bananas, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, figs, grapefruit, lima beans, mustard greens, onions, turnip greens and watercress

PHENYLALANINE

almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, carrots, figs, grains (all), nuts, parsley, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except lettuce and radish)

PHOSPHOROUS – açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apricots, asparagus, bananas, beans, beet greens, broccoli, cabbage, celery, chlorella, coconut, corn, dates, dried fruits, dulse, grains (all), garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), kale, kelp, lentils, mango, nuts, oats, onions, parsley, peas, pistachio nuts, potato, pumpkin seeds, raisins, rice (brown/wild), seaweed, sesame seeds, seeds (all), spirulina, sprouts (all), swiss chard, watercress, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

PHYTOENE/PHYTOFLUENE – TOMATO

POTASSIUM (DESTROYED BY EXCESSIVE HEAT)

açaí, almonds, apples, apple cider vinegar (unpasteurized), apricots, avocados, bananas, beans, beet greens, black currants, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cherries, chlorella, citrus fruits, cucumber, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, figs, garlic, grains (all), grapes, green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, lentils, lychee, mango, mesquite powder, mung beans, onions, oranges, papaya, peaches, pecans, pistachio nuts, plantain, potato, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sesame seeds, spirulina, sprouts (all), sunflower seeds, tomato, turnip, watercress, watermelon, wheatgrass, winter squash and yams

PROANTHOCYANADINS/ANTHOCYANOSIDES

blackberries, blueberries, citrus fruit seeds, cherries, elderberries, grape seeds and raspberries

PROTEIN

beans, broccoli (40%), brown rice, cacao/chocolate, cauliflower (40%), chlorella, fruit (2-3%), grains (all), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seed), lentils, lucuma powder, maca powder, mesquite powder, nuts, seeds (all), soy, vegetables (all) and wheatgrass (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

QUERCETIN

apples, blue-green algae, black tea, broccoli, buckwheat, cherries, citrus fruits, garlic, green tea, green vegetables (leafy), onions (yellow/purple) and red grapes

RESVERATROL GRAPE SKINS AND GRAPE LEAVES

RIBONUCLEIC ACID/RNA – ASPARAGUS, BEETS, GREEN VEGETABLES (LEAFY), LENTILS, MUSHROOMS, NUTS AND RADISH

RUTIN – APRICOTS, BLACKBERRIES, BUCKWHEAT, CHERRIES, CITRUS FRUIT PEELS (INNER RIND) AND HAWTHORN BERRIES

SELENIUM

alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, beets, black-eyed peas, broccoli, brown rice, cabbage, carrots, cashews, celery, chlorella, dulse, fenugreek (powder/seeds), garlic, grains (all), kelp, mango, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, nuts, onions, parsley, seaweed, soy, spirulina, sprouts (all), squash, sunflower seeds, tomato, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

SILICON

alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, bananas, barley, beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherries, chlorella, corn, cucumber, dandelion greens, figs, grains (all), grapes, hemp (nuts/oil/powder/seeds), horseradish, kelp, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, oats, onions, plums, pumpkins, radish, raisins, seeds (all), skins of fruits/vegetables, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, swiss chard, sunflower seeds, tomato, watermelon, wheatgerm, wheatgrass and wild rice

SODIUM

alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, carrots, cashews, celery, chlorella, coconut, collard greens, dandelion greens, dates, dulse, figs, garlic, grapes, kale, kelp, lentils, mango, millet, okra, olives, onions, parsley, plums, prunes, raisins, red cabbage, sea salt (unrefined), seaweed, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, sprouts (all), strawberries, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomato, turnip, watercress, watermelon, wheat and wheatgrass

SULFORAPHANE

broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips

SULFUR – alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, beans, blue-green algae, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cayenne, celery, chives, chlorella, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hemp (nuts/oil/powder/seeds), horseradish, kale, kelp, lima beans, nuts, oats, onions, parsnip, peaches, peas, plums, potato, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raspberries, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, string beans, swiss chard, tomato, turnip, watercress, wheat, wheatgerm and wheatgrass

SUPER-OXIDE DISMUTASE

broccoli, cabbage, green vegetables (leafy), nutritional yeast and wheatgrass

THERONINE

apples, apricots, beans, dates, figs, grains (all), nuts, peaches, pears, persimmons, seeds (all), strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery and lettuce)

TRACE MINERALS

alfalfa sprouts, chlorella, dulse, hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, nori, nuts, sea salt, seaweed, seeds (all), soy, spirulina, sprouts (all) and vegetables (all)

TRYPTOPHAN

alfalfa sprouts, avocados, bananas, beans, cacao/chocolate, cashews, chives, dates, durian, figs, grains (all), grapefruit, nuts, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, seeds (all), strawberries, sunflower seeds, tomato, sweet potato and vegetables (all) (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

TYROSINE

alfalfa sprouts, almonds apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, bell peppers, carrots, cherries, cucumber, figs, leeks, lettuce, parsley, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, spinach, spirulina, strawberries, sunflower seeds, watercress, watermelon, wheatgerm and whole wheat

VALINE

apples, apricots, beans, dates, figs, grains, mushrooms, nuts, peaches, pears, persimmons, seeds, strawberries, tomato and vegetables (except celery and lettuce)

VANADIUM

dill, grains, olives, parsley, radish, soy and string beans

ZEAXABTHIN

bell peppers, chlorella, corn, grapes, green vegetables (leafy), kiwi, oranges, paprika, raisins, spirulina, winter squash and zucchini

ZETA-CAROTENE – TOMATO

ZINC

açaí, alfalfa sprouts, almonds, aloe vera, beans, brazil nuts, cacao/chocolate, cashews, cayenne, chlorella, coconut, corn, dandelion greens, dulse, garlic, grains (all), green vegetables (leafy), hemp (milk/oil/powder/seeds), kelp, macadamia nuts, mesquite powder, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, onions, parsley, peanuts, peanut butter, peas, pecans, pine nuts, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, seaweed, sesame seeds, soy, spinach, spirulina, sunflower seeds, walnuts, wheatgerm and wheatgrass (Genuine cacao/chocolate is naturally vegan. It’s a bean.)

Via  Inourishgently

Banana Milk: The Newest Alternative to Milk

980x[1]

No longer do vegans or the dairy intolerant have to suffer! Alternative milks are becoming ever more popular. Sure, you’ve got your classic soy that exists ubiquitously in every cafe in the world, but now many establishments are also serving (sometimes homemade) varieties of almond, hemp, cashew, oat, rice and coconut milks. But, are you still unsatisfied with these options? Perhaps you’re allergic to nuts, you avoid soy or simply are bored or the same old alternative milks. Well, did you know there is an incredibly cheap and easy-to-make vegan milk alternative that you can concoct with the ingredients in your kitchen? Meet banana milk.

High in potassium, vitamin B6 and pectin, banana milk is nutritious and full of filling fiber. It has a light, sweet flavor and costs pennies to make. If one banana costs $0.25, then your glass of banana milk shouldn’t cost much more than a quarter.

They are an energizing fruit that is especially great as a pre or post-workout snack. They can reduce muscle fatigue and fight off cramps and are very gentle on an unsettled stomach, which means they may be great for those who have trouble consuming a traditional breakfast.

Recently picking up in popularity, banana milk may be the cheap, accessible and nutritious milk you’ve been searching for. While making homemade milk substitutes is relatively simpler, cheaper and tastier than buying in the store, alternative milks are by no means cheap. A carton of organic almond milk costs $1.99 at Whole Foods, but has a lot of extraneous additives.

Homemade from organic almonds at Whole Foods, one site estimated that making an equivalent amount of organic almond milk at home would cost around $1.75, but takes at least one day of advanced planning. To make your own nut milks, the nuts must be soaked overnight, whereas you can just pop a few frozen bananas into your blender and have banana milk within 2 minutes. Intriguingly, banana milk is the only fruit-based milk, meaning some people might find it more easily digestible than nut or grain milks.

Gluten-free, raw, vegan and paleo, try making banana milk at home tomorrow morning!

Banana Milk (serves 1)

1 frozen banana

1 cup water

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

pinch sea salt

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

You can also add a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder and a dash of vanilla extract for delicious chocolate banana milk or soak some oats and add them to the blender and strain for homemade banana-oat milk. It’s like banana bread in a mug.

Source

Green jackfruit: is ‘pulled pork for vegetarians’ the next big food craze?

-Jackfruit-on-the-tree.-005

Late last year, after 18 years of litigation, a senior government official in Kerala, south-west India was given a prison sentence after being convicted of theft. The object he stole was government property, and it was so large he had to have it cut up to get it home. A piece of art, perhaps? A precious metal? Actually, it was a 40-year-old jackfruit tree, and, once you’ve tasted its fruit, you begin to understand why he did it. To say the jackfruit is big is an understatement. It is the largest tree-borne fruit on the planet – it isn’t unusual to come across beasts weighing up to 35kg in South America and South-east Asia. And it has been hailed as a “miracle crop” because of its size, and resistance to pests and drought. And its nutritional credentials are also impressive: researchers have suggested it could replace wheat, corn and other staple crops that may come under threat because of climate change.

Harvard Declares Dairy NOT Part of Healthy Diet

1125147.large[1]

The Harvard School of Public Health sent a strong message to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and nutrition experts everywhere with the recent release of its “Healthy Eating Plate” food guide.  The university was responding to the USDA’s new MyPlate guide for healthy eating, which replaced the outdated and misguided food pyramid.

This is what happens when you don’t eat meat for a year

stop-eating-meat-FI[1]

People give up all sorts for their New Year’s resolutions.If you don’t know whether you can face the weekend without a few pints, or if you think a life without chocolate isn’t worth living, another option could be to give up meat.Not only will you be doing your bit for climate change, but there are also health benefits to cutting meat out of your diet.Here’s seven reasons, in case you need convincing:

15 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!)

burger3-1200x800[1]

Protein is important to our health, our workouts and recovery, and our brain function; without it, we wouldn’t function at our best and our bodies wouldn’t be able to support us long-term. However, the problem with the view of protein in our country is where we’re getting the majority of our protein from: animals. Regardless of different opinions out there about including meat as a part of our regular diets, we can’t ignore the fact that meat consumption is causing our  major environmental, health, and humanitarian problems. When you put all the pieces together, it is stime we start looking for a real sustainable alternative. Say hello to plants!

101-year-old heart surgeon reveals vegan diet is secret to his longevity

VegNews.EllsworthWareham

A sprightly centenarian says a vegan lifestyle is the secret to his sharp mind and incredible health at 101 years old. Dr Ellsworth Wareham worked as a heart surgeon until he retired just five years ago. But he’s yet to give up his driving license as he’s still feeling quite comfortable behind a wheel. ‘I don’t have any trouble with my joints, my hands are steady, my balance is good, I don’t have to walk with a cane,’ he told CCTV America. He said he has ‘never cared for animal products,’ and becoming vegan was ‘a very easy thing.’

Why You Should Stop Drinking Milk

635903818840391105300952502_madcowdisease1

Let’s keep in mind that humans are not designed to drink milk. We are the only animals that continue to drink milk after infancy. What’s even weirder is that we drink a different animal’s milk. Do we see cats drinking a goat’s milk? No. Kittens (and all other animals) only drink their own milk. We’ve been taught to drink milk because it’s healthy. Well, turns out it’s not so healthy after all. Here are four reasons why you should stop drinking milk immediately.

The hardcore life of a man who went vegan, lost 200lbs, and became a marathon runner

overweight-running-istock1

In his own words, Josh LaJaunie grew up hunting, fishing, drinking, eating playing football and getting fat. As he tipped the scales at 400lbs (180kg) in 2011, he decided to change his life after he read about a vegan ultra-marathon runner. Between 2011 and 2014, the 38-year-old from South Louisiana, lost 200lbs (90kg) and became a committed vegan. In 2013, he ran his first 10k race under one hour. Half a decade after the life of vegan runner Scott Jurek flicked a switch in his brain, he appeared on the cover of the US magazine Runner’s World December 2016 Reader’s Issue.

“I had always been a big guy, tall guy, and wasn’t sure that plants alone could adequately nourish me,” LaJaunie, a property manager, tells The Independent, describing the 10k as a “big achievement” which had taken “a lot of commitment and training.”

In September 2016, he finished third at the Wildcat 100-mile marathon in Florida – his longest to date – and ran the New York City marathon in November. Looking to the future, he hopes to run a 10k in under 40minutes.

joshlajaunie-vegan-marathon-runner2.jpg
Josh LaJaunie before his weight loss

As a teenager and a promising lineman in his high school American football team, LaJaunie was promised a scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and his coaches encouraged him to gain weight. But instead of hitting the gym, LaJaunie ate himself heavier. Among his meals were traditional Cajun fare, including gumbo, jambalaya, pot-fried rabbit or squirrel cooked in that gravy, crawfish, or deer chilli. In other words, about as far from veganism as possible.

“I came upon the concept of a vegan diet in the book Born To Run when I learned of Scott Jurek. After reading his book, I went on to Rich Roll’s book Finding Ultra. From there I watched Forks Over Knives, and that really sealed the deal for me.”

LaJaunie is therefore familiar with the confusion and protests that vegans often face from baffled meat-eaters who wonder how he survives without bacon or rib-eye steaks.

But he stresses that neither weight loss nor marathon running is the key to taking the plunge and committing to veganism.

“Change is your goal. Not weight loss, not a marathon. Change. If you can be open to big change you’re well your way to having a more authentic human existence.”

Nowdays, he sticks to a diet of whole plant foods, avoiding too much fat and added sugar and sweeteners.

“I don’t calculate or do any accounting with respect to calories. I just eat. When I train and race, I eat a tad more because I’m a little hungrier.”

“I cycle through the same three meals all the time. Either a big baked potato smashed in to a kale salad, a big bowl of steamed greens with beans du jour, or a bowl of oats with frozen cherries with a touch of almond milk.”

“As far as snacks, I love apples. I usually want calorie dilute foods.

joshlajaunie-vegan-marathon-runner3.jpg
LaJaunie recently came third in a 100-mile marathon

“When I’m choosing what I’m going to consume on race day, I actually look for calorie density so I can get calories without bulk,” meaning he opts for protein bars for a short period of time. “The only adjustment I make is I’ll have a fast five days out, then have a very clean potato-rich couples days, then back to normal portions of my normal diet for the day leading up to the race, with nothing much at all in the final 12 hours before the start.

Since transforming his health, LaJaunie is resolute veganism is the lifestyle that suits him best. “I think strict whole foods centered veganism is the healthiest way of existing as a human. I also think that over time us humans have developed ability to eat meat in times of starvation or opportunity. But by no means does this mean the human being is now an obligate carnivores.”

“But most of the people I know would entertain less meat before they would ever entertain ‘no meat’, so not making it an all or nothing proposition is important to the overall growth of the movement, in my opinion.”

As for those who shun veganism as unhealthy, LaJaunie has two words: “Prove it.”

Source

Plant-Based Doctor Directory Lists Vegan Practitioners Across the Country

plant-based-doctors1
based movement grows, more and more people are seeking practitioners who understand the importance of lifestyle and nutrition when it comes to healthcare. Too many mainstream doctors aren’t educated on the latest research, much less open-minded towards alternative opinions.

But now, thanks to PlantBasedDoctors.org, you can find a practitioner who’s on board with your lifestyle.

The site is a free directory created by popular blogger Happy Herbivore (aka Lindsay Nixon), Meal Mentor and Don’t Lose the Cow. Current featured practitioners include John McDougall, Barnard Medical Center, Michael Greger and Gabriel Cousens.

“Last September I took to Facebook and asked my fans to list any doctors or medical professionals they knew that were supportive of the plant-based diet or were plant-based or vegan themselves,” explained Nixon to Latest Vegan News. “Many people left the names of their doctors or other practitioners, and many doctors themselves wrote in. I compiled an international list based on their responses and shared it in a blog post.

After she posted the list, Nixon’s friends at Forks Over Knives shared it, and lots of people wrote in asking to be added. She’s been updating the list in a Google spreadsheet ever since.

“A few months back, Matt Jager emailed me and asked if he could use the information I’d collected and create a website database for it,” says Nixon of how the website came to be. “He’s generously been using his time and passion to build it ever since, and released the website this week. I hope this website will help people following a plant-based diet or vegan lifestyle find medical professionals that are supportive of their lifestyle as well as bring business to doctors and other practitioners who are in our community and are pushing peas instead of pills.”

You can check out the full database at PlantBasedDoctors.org, and submissions are welcome online.


Source