Vegan Nutritionist Guide to Plant Based Eating

Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant based, healthy eating Nutritionist

If you have a personal decision to be a vegan, vegetarian or eat meat, I am here to support you as a nutritionist. Find out more about me 

However, some vegan diet choices can be very unhealthy. 

I am here to assist you as a nutritionist and naturopath to eat a balanced diet.

Some areas that some vegans and vegetarians don’t do well in their diets can include:
  • Good quality protein 
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Food combining 

Why a vegan, vegetarian or plant based diets:

Science has proven that eating more vegetables can improve our health. Reducing heart disease, diabetes and lower weight. 

Vegan and vegetarian diets can also prevent cancer. 



What is Protein?

Proteins are large, complex molecules that are essential for life.

They are made up of 22 long chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. 

These chains are folded into intricate three-dimensional structures that determine their specific functions.

Proteins play many important roles in the body, including acting as enzymes that catalyze chemical reactions, transporting and storing molecules such as oxygen and iron, and serving as structural components of cells and tissues.

They also play a crucial role in the immune system, as antibodies that help the body defend against foreign invaders.

Nine of the 22 amino acids are considered essential amino acids. We cannot produce all 22 amino acids without getting them from food sources. Thus we must make sure we are including good quality protein in our diet, and it is found in a wide variety of foods, including meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, beans, and nuts.

This presents a problem to vegetarians and vegans who prefer to not include animal products in their diet. 

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9 Essential Amino Acids

As a vegan nutritionist, it is not impossible to get enough protein in your diet.

What is important is making sure you do. 

The 9 essential amino acids that we must obtain from food sources are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.

To discuss where you can obtain these amino acids make a booking for a vegan nutritionist consultation

I can help meal plan and provide an app with menus and shopping lists

Food Combining

Vegan nutritionists advise food combining

Basic food Combining
  • Rice and Beans
  • Good fats and Vitamin C rich foods
  • Iron and Vitamin C-rich food
  • Vitamin D-rich food and calcium-rich food
  • Tofu and Broccoli

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