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A balanced vegan diet: Know plant-based foods from different food groups you must add to your diet

A balanced vegan diet: Know plant-based foods from different food groups you must add to your diet

A balanced vegan diet: Know plant-based foods from different food groups you must add to your diet

A balanced vegan diet: Know plant-based foods from different food groups you must add to your diet&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

Key Highlights

  • The basic food groups are vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts/seeds
  • A balanced diet includes a varied diet from all five food groups
  • Let’s get to know some plant-based foods from different food groups that you should add to your diet

New Delhi: Food gives you nutrition. It supplies the necessary nutrients to your body so that you stay healthy. The different food groups consist of items that influence your growth and health. Your body needs a healthy and balanced diet to function smoothly. You must choose your everyday food from different food groups to ensure a healthy living. You should also note that food alone does not help, you must also practice a good lifestyle, drink plenty of water and exercise daily to make sure you stay fit and fine overall.

If you are a vegetarian, you can choose to eat vegan foods from the several foods groups that exist. Avoid eating preserved food and foods that have extra added sugar and salt as they can cause harm to your body. Consume as many vegetables and fruits as you can. If you do not eat meat and eggs, make sure you grab that protein from somewhere else like pulses and grains. Your body requires all kinds of nutrients to protect you from illnesses. Eating junk food once in a blue moon is fine, but excessive consumption of junk can damage your health immensely.

These are some plant-based vegan foods you should consume from different food groups:

Vegetables

Carrots, broccoli, capsicum, cucumber, beetroot, spinach, potato, corn, kale, tomato, eggplant, cabbage, cauliflower

Fruits

Banana, mango, berries, peaches, melon, kiwi, apple, orange, lime, papaya

Whole grains

Oats, wheat, barley, rice, rye, buckwheat, quinoa

Legumes

Chickpeas, lentils, black beans, green peas, kidney beans, mung beans

Nuts and Seeds

Chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame seeds

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Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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Published at Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:45:01 +0000

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