I have always believed in balance being the key to a healthy life. We tend to treat Meat as an everyday food when it can easily be eaten less often without any serious health issue. If you are considering a more permanent move away from meat to a vegetarian or vegan eating plan it is handy to have alternatives to meat, and is a great way to experiment with Meat-free swaps. Vegetarians and vegans can often suffer from nutrient deficiencies if their protein load is not balanced. Whole and raw fresh fruit and vegetables play a very important role in maintaining nutritional levels in diets that are more plant based.
These foods below are rough nutritional equivalents of 100grams of red meat.
- Protein: 2 eggs, 1/2 up of legumes, 1/3 cup of nuts, 2–grams of tofu 4 cups of quinoa1 litre of fortified GMO soy milk with no added sugar.
- Iron: 3 eggs, 1 1/2 cups of legumes, 150 grams of tofu. 200 grams of cheese 100 grams of almonds 100 grams of cooked spinach.
- Vitamin B12: 200grams of cheese, 6 eggs, 300grams of fortified soy burgers and 1 litre of fortified GMO soy milk with no added sugar.
Whether you consider reduction or removal of red meat in your diet the body will feel less inflamed, sleeping is easier and tummy issue can often settle very quickly.
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