The Power Plate
The Power Plate!
Whole Fruits are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and beta carotene.
Whole Grains include bread, rice, pasta, natural cereals, corn, millet, buckwheat, groats & tortillas. They are rich in fiber & complex carbohydrates as well as protein, B vitamins & zinc.
Vegetables are packed with nutrients; vitamin C, riboflavin, iron, calcium, fiber & more! Dark green leafy veggies such as broccoli, collards, kale, mustard, spinach, turnip greens, endive & Bok Choy are highest in these nutrients. Dark yellow & orange veggies such as carrots, squash, sweet potatoes & pumpkin provide extra beta-carotene. Eat lots of veggies!!
Legumes are beans including chick peas, baked beans, peas, lentils, soy milk, tempeh & tofu and are all great sources of fiber, protein, iron, calcium, zinc & B vitamins.
Find omega 3’s in flax, walnuts & soy. Iron is abundant in a plant based diet. Protein is found in grains, legumes & even veggies & fruit. The most healthful source of calcium is green leafy veggies & legumes. &Nature is our best source of vitamin D.
A Plant Based lifestyle provides excellent sources of nutrition & takes the major modern killers head on: obesity, heart disease, diabetes & cancer. Research indicates a dramatically lower incidence of all the above in people who follow this lifestyle.