I hope this Pyramid helps you and your family/friends make healthier decisions with your food choices. For too long we have been trained to believe that everything we see on TV is healthy or that everything with pretty packaging and ‘buzz words’ on the packaging in the grocery store is healthy. We have fallen victim to clever marketing and agendas from industries that do not have our health as their number one priority. In fact, many of them, profit more as your health declines and you become further addicted to their toxic ‘food’ offerings. I say clever, because despite their morals & values, we must concede that these industries have done a tremendous job making humans think they need animal products to thrive…when in fact they do the exact opposite. Think about that for a second, that’s a monomumental job.
It is important to note that the word ‘vegan’ is not synonymous with health. There is after all, plenty of unhealthy vegan junk food options on the market. Of course if you are wanting to avoid animal products purely for ethical reasons then sure go for it, indulge on anything and everything that doesn’t contain animal ingredients with zero guilt. But if you want to avoid animal products AND do the best thing by your body then you want to consume mot of your foods in their natural state, or close to, which is exactly what The Healthy Vegan Food Pyramid is all about.
The Healthy Vegan Food Pyramid is not meant to be followed literally but rather to serve as a high level understanding of the various food groups and at a minimum the number of serves of each group you should try and consume each and every day. Of course the larger you are and more active you are the more calories you need (higher Basal Metabolic Rate) so naturally the number of servings or portion sizes will increase to meet your specific requirements.
As a constant reminder you may want to print the pyramid and put it on your fridge until you are comfortable & confident with your plant based food selection. And of course, if you have any friends or family members who you think would benefit please share this on your social media or privately send them the link. It may just save their life.
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