vegan diet Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsA plant based whole foods diet has many benefits but are also clouded with many myths and misconceptions; we’ll clear that up today. 

Many beliefs that dairy and meat are necessary parts of our diet are rooted in the idea that there are certain vitamins, minerals and proteins that are unattainable when eating a plant based whole foods diet.

Plant Based Whole Foods Diet

Blackstrap Molasses

Plant Based Whole Foods Diet Myths and Misconceptions Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsTwo tablespoons of blackstrap molasses can provide 400 mg of calcium. That’s more than the calcium in one serving of milk or cheese!

Tofu

Plant Based Whole Foods Diet Tofu Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsYou can reach about 25 percent of your RDA of calcium with 1/2 cup of tofu.

Edamame

Plant Based Whole Foods Diet edamame Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsOne cup of prepared, frozen edamame contains 17 grams of protein and 16 grams of carbohydrates.

Walnuts

walnuts Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsAbout a quarter cup of walnuts provides about 90 percent of your recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids.

Almonds

Almonds Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsAlmonds are high in fat, but when eaten in moderation, they can help maintain a healthy weight and aid in weight lossA ¼ cup serving of almonds contains 205 calories and 18 grams of fat. Of those fat calories, 16.5 are of the healthy, unsaturated kind.

Lentils

Lentils Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsOne cup of lentils contains about 16 grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein, a combo that helps keep both your hunger and your weight down.

Kale

Kale Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsJust one cup of chopped kale contains 206 percent of the daily value of vitamin A, 134 percent of vitamin C, and 684 percent of vitamin K.

Spirulina

Spirulina Plant Based Whole Foods Diet   Myths and MisconceptionsSpirulina is a complete protein, contains a significant amount of B12, as well as vitamins A through E and is rich in iron, calcium and magnesium.

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