I turned to into a vegan because i don’t think its right to kill animals for our own need but anyways i would like to know what is a well balanced diet for a 13 year old girl. I hope to get good information thanks in advance. I would also like if you could give me some good recipes.
Basically I am vegetarian, but have to get some minerals and such from range-free, organic bison. As for vegans, my cousin is, and has had to supplements a lot of her meals with proteins mixed with various other veggies and even vitamins and oils to stay on track with her health. She has had some medical problems with anemia and other things from only consuming plants.
But note, she laughed when she thought of this, “Does a plant scream when you pull it out of the ground?”
Who knows, but there are life’s spirit in all of creation, including good and bad bacteria. Like the stuff in yogurt help a body’s intestines get back the good stuff in it when you have to be on a drug to fight an serious infection.
Also, a lot of veggies have had their DNA changed including: all corn products, plastics that hold them, tofu, gluten free flours, vegetable oils (also are adulterated), nonkosher gelatin (animal product), yellow & red dyes (some made from animal products and some reds are from crushed South American beetles), carab beans, black beans, lentils, peppers and rice too. Most out of town veggies are coated in lard or oils that are not vegan and some are grown in animal or human waste as fertilizers. Dried spices are mostly irradiated, so in dried fruits and veggies.
Need to get to a dietician that specializes in vegetarian and vegan diets and know their food science and sources of food to understand the chemistry involved in seed to table production and also knows the various kosher sources for totally vegan products including your meds and vitamins that are in capsules made from animal gelatin and I have to buy vegan ones and change each pill into a kosher one as Muslim’s do also.
Being so young, you are growing and your body has it’s greatest needs now (and also when pregnant), then you can imagine. So, choose wisely and spend the time to even wash outside and inside of all you eat because bugs like strawberries as much as you do and even some are so infested being organic, we don’t eat them. Buy FIT on line to wash everything.
emily is mistaken… NO vegan eats dairy… thats what VEGAN means..
but you probably already knew this
vegan is the healthiest way a person can live their life..
id talk to a pediatrition just incase your daughter has any certain needs…
other wise her diet can be the same as yours, id jsut add more calcium pills…
my favorite vegan recipe is…
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into small strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into small strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 cups yellow squash, sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 16 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
a pinch cayenne pepper, optional
salt and pepper, to taste
12 fat free whole wheat tortillas
Preheat oven to 250 F. Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven until warm, about 10 minutes. (Or tortillas can be wrapped in paper towels and heated in a microwave oven, about 45 seconds.)
Stir fry onions and bell peppers in a large non-stick skillet until they begin to brown, being very carefUl not to burn. Add a few tablespoons water, garlic, mushrooms, cumin, and Italian seasoning, and stir for 2 minutes. Add yellow squash and broccoli and continue to stir, adding water as necessary until vegetables are tender-crisp, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, and seasonings, and continue to cook until heated through.
To assemble, spoon filing down the center oftortilla. Encase by folding like an envelope, leaving one end open. Serve immediately and bite from the open end. This colorful dish can be as versatile as your pantry permits. Six servings.ư
Congratulation. Vegan is not only humane, it is one component of the healthiest diet around. Contrary to the media spin, milk/dairy is not the best source of calcium. The cow milk protein may leach calcium from bones. In one very large scale study, women who drank more milk had weaker bones. That doesn’t even consider the genetically modified bovine growth hormone (in US) and antibiotics that are added. Many people have milk allergies or intolerances. Dairy is not required for a healthy diet.
Dr. Dean Ornish provides research and references to scientific research about the bad health associated with excess consumption of fat in milk, meat, and even vegetarian sources of fat. You absolutely need fat, but the Western diet is far too rich for our own good. A low-fat vegetarian diet and exercise help prevent the following diseases:
– Heart Disease, High blood pressure
– Some cancers
It’s easy to know what not to eat. You can still sabotage your health on a vegan diet if you eat the following:
– Fructose, Sugar, Honey, Refined Carbohydrates, and caffeine.
– MSG, Aspartame, other excitotoxins labeled “natural flavors”
– Too much saturated fat (Even avocado and olive oil contains saturated fats)
– Genetically modified foods are often less nutritious and some have caused health issues and deaths. (soy, corn) These are prohibited in the EU and Canada.
– Commercial drinks, even fruit drinks, contain colorings and other additives that you may be sensitive to. Avoid commercial drinks. Eat whole fruits with all that good fiber and drink water instead.
You would do well to avoid all commercial products and learn to eat mostly whole foods. You do need to eat:
+ A modest amount of oil/fat through nuts, olives, avocado, and other plant sources.
+ A variety of beans, brown rice, and whole grains (for proteins).
+ Fruits & Vegetables (steamed or raw) for vitamins and minerals.
+ Leafy green vegetables for vitamin C.
+ Get some sun to produce vitamin D.
Make sure to get 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 times per week. Get 8-9 hours of deep sleep each day. Your motivation will be how much better you feel.