Sunday, February 3, 2013


Vegan? What does that have to do with being lactose intolerant  Well, if a person is vegan, they do not eat   anything from animals  such as eggs, dairy products, meat, animal gelatin and honey. Since vegans don't eat dairy, we can learn a lot from them. We can use the recipes they cook with,  and we can borrow the foods they eat to get the best nutrition. For example, the recipe for pea soup, uses soya (or soy) milk to get it's creamy texture, so it's dairy-free and safe to eat.

What do vegans eat? How can this help me?
Vegans eat beans, legumes, grains, fruits and vegetables. To take the place of dairy, which is probably most helpful to you, they eat soy nuts, broccoli, black strap molasses, figs, rice milk, green vegetables, juice fortified with calcium and almonds. In order to get other nutrients, like protein  they eat nut butters, whole grains, nuts, and foods that are made with soy (soy flour, soy soy nuts).
It's also important to eat foods with B12 in them, since they can protect you from heart disease, keep your energy up, and prevent Alzheimer's.

So, if you want to eat like vegans to get the nutrients lost from not eating dairy, you can!

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