Thank you to both Erik Marcus and Elaine Vigneault for posting links to my vegan food guide this week. I assume that everyone who reads this blog reads theirs as well, and so you’ve probably already seen the guide. If not, you can take a peek here.
No food guide is absolutely perfect or foolproof but I hope this will be useful in directing new vegans and others toward good food choices. Let me know what you think.
I'm just wondering if the suggestions for your food guide are for men or women?
I do read Vegan.com but am not up to date on it, so this is the first I've heard of your food guide. Thanks for doing this!
Renata, the guide is for all adults. The amounts are minimums, so obviously some people–including most men–will need to eat more than what I've specified here in order to meet their energy needs.
I have a question: My mother was put on a low fiber diet because of an over active Intestine. However, the recommended diet is very Pro-Meat, Pro-Dairy, and no whole grains, no fiber vegetables, no nuts, no seeds, no fruit with seeds, etc. I quickly see how a high-processed pasta and meat diet will cause Acid Reflux syndrome, diabetes (her sister and brother both have it), and it will make it even more difficult for her to get the calcium she needs. Plus, her cholesteral will go through the roof. Her calcium absorbtion IS poor and her cholesterol IS high (both were found to be true by a non-Vegan doctor). She does have IBS as well.
Summary: IBS, overly active intestine (diarrhea 6 times in the morning), high cholesterol, low calcium and brittle nails. So, what would YOU recommend for a diet Vegetarian and / or Vegan.
ps. I do know that a Vegan diet does much better for Calcium absorption and that broccoli and Kale are best. broccoli was banned by her doctor as high fiber.
pps. my blog is still under development as it lacks recipes. I only have 4 up so far. But, I will log in so I can put a link to your website on it. 😀