A new vegan, vegetarian pyramid   Leave a comment

Of Course Vegan

If you’re following a vegetarian diet, it’s important to understand how to eat a well-balanced variety of foods in order to achieve optimal health. Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition organization, determined that it was time to update their 1997 version of the Vegetarian and Vegan Diet Pyramid. This updated version combines both vegetarian and vegan diets in one pyramid, because the diets are pretty similar.

Why Create the Pyramid?

Although the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate program is a wonderful tool to help the general population choose healthier fare, the Vegetarian and Vegan Diet Pyramid takes it a step further by including specific plant-based foods and the recommended servings for each. “We have seen growing interest in following a plant-based diet,” says Sara Baer-Sinnott, president of Oldways. “Vegetarian eating is at an all-time high, and it’s essential for people to realize that vegetarian diets are more than just…

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Posted 8 February, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in No category / Okategoriserade

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