What you eat (and what you don’t eat) can go a long way in helping you achieve your health goals. Focusing on your nutrition can help you lose weight, improve mental clarity, boost sports performance, and contribute to muscle gain.
When you are considering a new diet or lifestyle shift, it can be overwhelming at the start, and you might have more questions than answers: Where do you begin? What sources can you trust? Which diet is right for you?
That’s why Barry Hughes, DC and our team here at Premier Chiropractic in Pearland, Texas, are happy to offer nutritional coaching 一 and that includes vegan coaching as well. Below, we shed light on one type of diet that you might consider: veganism.
Vegan diets avoid any animal products, including products made with or by animals. This includes:
Acceptable food includes fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, bread, rice, pasta, vegetable oils, and non-dairy alternatives e.g., almond milk.
Plant-based diets are growing in popularity because researchers have linked plant-based diets with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Other benefits of vegan diets include increased gut health and may support individuals with chronic conditions.
There are many misconceptions about vegan diets, but the important thing to remember is that there’s a right way and a not-so-right way to embrace a vegan lifestyle. Explore these do’s and don’ts if you’re considering making the switch.
And the most important “don’t” when it comes to venturing into the vegan lifestyle: don’t be afraid to ask questions! Our nutritional coaching programs are personalized and designed to be reasonable, affordable, and realistic for your lifestyle. We’re more than happy to answer all of your questions, address your concerns about veganism, and help you make the changes you want to make.
If you’d like to schedule your nutritional counseling appointment or to learn more about vegan diets, call at our Pearland, Texas, office today at 281-223-1172. You can also schedule an appointment through our online portal.