Vegan Nutrition, Can You Get Everything Your Body Needs?

Where do you get your protein? Are you sure you’re getting enough vitamins and other nutrients? These are questions I’ve been asked hundreds of times since becoming vegan, and the answers are quite simple. Yes! The vegan diet is not only nutritionally sound, but provides more health benefits that most other diets. Protein is plentiful and in almost every food we eat.

Here’s a great introduction to vegan nutrition from the folks at Viva!. Read the entire article for all the details. Note, they are very passionate about the ethical treatment of animals and don’t let that overshadow this important nutritional information. Enjoy!


VEGAN NUTRITION: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

Many people are concerned that giving up dairy products and eggs will make it much more difficult for them to obtain all the nutrients they need. The good everything the body requires can be found in a vegan diet – from Vitamin A to Zinc, from iron to Vitamin B12. The American Dietetic Association recently reviewed the available literature on vegetarianism and veganism and concluded that a vegan diet is both nutritionally-adequate and can even provide health benefits.

The basic human nutritional requirements are protein, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. A vegan diet will provide them all.

Continue reading the article at Viva!

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Before fire, there was raw!

Posted on November 12th, 2006 in Uncategorized by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Before fire, there was raw!

In the beginning, before fire, there was raw! In 1931 a team of Swiss medical researchers proved that the body’s immune system treats dead, burnt, factory food (cooked food) as a disease and raw living foods as an ally. The cooking process removes the water and ruins the nutrients in food leaving a toxic, indigestible, addictive and ultimately fatal substance. The words “alive” and “living food” mean that the food has THE POWER OF PRO-CREATION! A SEED! Every piece of fruit and every leaf further contain an active, functioning immune system, a life force & according to equipment designed to look at brainwaves, a consciousness as well! Where living food has intricate readings, processed foods & flesh have no reading at all, a complete flat line (dead)! (You are what you eat!)

Long after fruits have been picked, sit at the market and then in your fridge, it’s still alive! … it continues to possess a life force, water still pumping through its veins, one of its tiny seeds still able to pro-create more then billions of giant fruit baring trees! Dead foods are dead, and they spoil and rot deep in your guts, finally becoming some vicious mold (cancer) which in a delivery of excruciating pain eats you from the inside-out! just like you’re going to be if you eat it!… but not before. Imagine what we would be like on a diet of life and perfection!

This is an introduction to Juliano’s ‘Raw In Denver’ video where he demonstrates preparing raw dishes as well as the benefits of raw foods. Insightful piece. You can see the video online at ‘Raw Food How-To‘.

Be Rawsome!

Mark

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Less For Better Health

Posted on November 7th, 2006 in Uncategorized by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Less For Better Health

To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.
– Chu Hui Weng

Studies have shown that eating less prolongs life. It makes sense since the digestive system is probably the most overworked system in the body today. Did you know that digestion uses the more energy than anything else you do, especially when eating a conventional food (S.A.D.) diet. Ever get tired after a large meal? It’s your energy being directed to digesting your food.

Eating a living food diet, and eating less, lessens the burden on your digestive system and lets it work normally… allowing your body to run more efficiently and last longer.

Similarly, by letting go of the things in your life that you have no control over, and stop worrying, you free your energy towards better health and wellness.

To your best health!

Mark

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Raw In Phoenix on Friday?

Posted on November 5th, 2006 in Uncategorized by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Raw In Phoenix on Friday?

If you live in Arizona or happen to be visiting the Phoenix area, you won’t want to miss the Friday Raw menu at the Blue Nile Cafe.

Although I now am happy to eat very simply with many whole fruits and salads, I enjoy the creativity and taste of the raw dishes Chef Moon prepares each week. She presents a new cultural theme each Friday, from Middle Eastern, to Italian, Indian… each week something new. The presentation is awesome with taste and flavor to match.

The soups are particularly enjoyable… one of my favorite is the sweet carrot ginger.

There are normally at least three choices of entrees (one or two often include a salad), a salad, soup and desert.

The raw menu is available for both lunch and dinner and in between as well. You’ll leave satiated… great for raw fooders and anyone looking for a delicious and healthy meal.

The Blue Nile Cafe is located off the corner of Rural and University at 933 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: (480) 377-1113

To your best health!

Mark

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