Here's What You Need to Know About The Vegan Evolution
Evolution of diets is pretty much a constant when looking back at how we have tremendously evolved in every aspect
13 June 2019
With information about health and nutrition being so abundantly available online, people can make informed decisions and mindful choices.
As people continue to wonder what makes food “healthy”, the team at Let’s Cook works tirelessly to deliver the concept of “effortless and efficient health” to their customers.
A recently popularized and widely adopted form of specialized diet is the vegan diet. While the name itself might be known, the beauty of a vegan diet is the ability to indulge and continue to enjoy your cuisine, unlike other restrictive diets focused on eliminating “unhealthy” foods.
Veganism is best understood through its simplicity. Think of a garden – fresh, lush and colorful. The greens protect you from cancer, the reds and purples protect your heart, the bright oranges and yellows boost your immunity and the oft forgotten whites regulate your blood pressure and cholesterol.
A sustainable option
Health benefits aside, veganism is quite a sustainable option in terms of making a positive contribution towards the planet, which is one of the primary reasons the team at Let’s Cook developed a line of Vegan recipes as part of their Meal Kit choices.
A typical vegan diet consists of grains, seeds, legumes, fruits, vegetables, edible mushrooms, and nuts. Vegans abstain from consuming any kind of meat, poultry, seafood and any product that is of animal origin.
So are we really covering the nutritional fundamentals in the vegan diet?
- Grains & Legumes – Barley, corn, lentils, buckwheat, quinoa etc. They are a rich and healthy source of carbohydrates, protein and fiber.
- Fruit & vegetables – from soft-skinned fruits and vegetables, to deep dark leafy vegetables are all a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Few fruits like avocados are a rich source of healthy fats.
- Mushrooms – boosts your immune system, improves your digestive health, other therapeutic properties and they are great to taste!
- Nuts – They are a rich source of protein, minerals and healthy fats and of course, they are great to taste!
If you look at the nutritional breakdown of an ideal vegan recipe, the cholesterol and fat contents is in trace amounts and in some foods, close to zero which is great news for your cardiovascular system.
One of the major nutritional benefits derived from this diet are the antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which are the unstable molecules produced by oxidization. An example of an antioxidant is lycopene, a bright red pigment found in tomatoes, carrots etc.
A closer look at veganism
An additional benefit of veganism is the associated weight loss. The trace content of saturated fats and cholesterol help maintain body weight and reduce anything that is excessive.
At first glance, Vegan diets can seem very restrictive, causing people to try it once and then resort to processed foods to curb hunger. However, the advantage of exploring veganism after it has already existed for many years is that today there are multiple vegan alternatives to many snacks and treat foods to allow for guilt free indulgence.
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Overall, if we look at it, plant-based diets have incredible health benefits for both yourself and the planet. Veganism is the kind of diet that can be adopted without compromising taste and convenience with a boost of health.
We at Let’s Cook incorporate this as part of our sustainable and healthy lifestyle policy for our corporate mission. We work towards bringing this healthy and sustainable lifestyle choice at your doorstep.