What to Eat (Nutritionally)

The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork - Gandhi

One can easily build a healthy vegan diet around a few simple, ideally organic, ingredients: fruit, vegetables, salads, nuts, seeds, grain (cereals, legumes, pulses), herbs and spices. Water, juices and smoothies.  Grain = cereals (e.g. millet, wheat, barley, oats, rice, rye, amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa and more) & legumes/pulses (e.g. beans, chick peas, mung, peanuts, lentils, peas and more).

Onto these basics you can, if you want to, use recipes, experiment, and add more costly, extravagent ingredients. For example you can use dates or molasses to sweeten things (these are the only two sweeteners that scientific studies have shown to be healthy).

An excellent page from "The  Vegan Truth" blog covers how the nutritious needs of a vegan diet can be met.

BJM (British Medical Journal) article: Mortality from different causes associated with meat.

Some what, and where, to eat links:



There are many ways to follow a vegan diet. Fruitarian, raw, cooked and soon... But the experts generally agree plenty of fruit and vegetables, especially greens and cruciferous ones are the foundations of a healthy diet. If you don't know where to start here are a few pyramids that will give ideas about what foods to eat. For peer-reviewed food studies sign up to www.nutritionfacts.org and www.pcrm.org Join a local vegan facebook food group for support.

 Available as a poster - visit www.veganfoodpyramid.com for more info