So you’ve decided to become a vegetarian? Well, that’s indeed a right decision; after all, studies show that a vegan diet comes with a host of health benefits. Here are tips to help you get the most out of your new endeavor.
Opt for Dark Green Vegetables
One of the reasons you’re better off with dark green veggies such as kale or broccoli is their immense level of iron and calcium. And the best part is that you can “drink” your vegetables (read green smoothies).
In fact, most dietitians recommend that you drink a glass of green smoothie instead of a cup of coffee for breakfast. That way, you can strengthen your immune system, improve digestion and enjoy lasting energy just to mention but a few of green smoothie health benefits.
There’s a catch though – you need to invest in an excellent blender. Choose a functional model that’s easy to use such as the KitchenAid KSB1575ER. Be sure to check it out for yourself to learn more about what it can do you and your pursuit to stay healthy.
Consider Taking a Vitamin B12 Supplement
As a vegetarian, you need to make sure that you’re getting enough of vitamin B12. Sure, your recipes may contain lots of it, but even then, you should consider taking a supplement to sustain the required levels in your body. Alternatively, you can include food items such as vegetable burgers and soy milk in your diet.
Drink Lots of Water
When you decide to become a vegetarian, you should watch what goes into your mouth. One of the ways you can reduce cravings is to drink lots of water. It will also help your body adjust to your new diet. Replace soft drinks with sparkling water or fresh fruit juice.
Make Raw Fruits Part of Your Diet
It is not every other day that you will have access to fresh fruits or vegetables. Get enough stock in your home to ensure that you don’t stray from your diet in case you miss out on fruits or veggies during the day. Eat a raw green salad at least once every day whenever possible.
In conclusion, avoid processed food and refined sugar by all means. Replace them with products such as natural honey, stevia or brown rice syrup. Other than that include purple cabbage, yellow squash, and tomatoes in your diet – a vegan diet comprises more than just greens and raw fruits!