Your diet must include all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals your body needs to function
well. Moreover, you must keep refined and packaged products to a minimum, or ideally omit
them completely. Eating fresh produce is best.
We, at GFFPC, are strong proponents of a plant-based diet. Eating food from plant sources has enormous proven
health benefits, including for the heart. The predominant myth that plant sources don’t
provide adequate protein is quite baseless. In fact, removing the saturated fats of animal
products itself has positive effects on a person’s body and health.
Especially for someone transitioning from a non-vegetarian diet to veganism, it’s important
to become educated about nutrition from plant sources, so one can get an adequate balance of
nourishment. Taking a B12 supplement is recommended for vegetarians and vegans.
It’s essential to incorporate nuts, seeds, legumes, pulses, whole grains, soy, fruits, vegetables,
green leafy vegetables and raw salads into your diet. Plan your meals and snacks to include
nutrient-dense foods that are organic if possible. Planning meals in advance helps with
shopping and stocking up on requirements.
Please do make use of Global Foundation For Preventive Cardiology (GFFPC)’S free educational resources, including videos and other media. You have recipes, meal plans and more, at your disposal.
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