Reasons Why Vegetarians and Vegans Don’t Feel Good

You would think that if you were a vegetarian or vegan, that this is all it takes to make one healthy. But, you would be wrong thinking that. I know I was mistaken. Why? Because, many foods that aren’t good for you qualify as vegetarian or vegan.

Looking around, you will see many of these potentially healthy people either overweight or underweight. Why is this so? Look at what’s in their shopping cart and what they are holding in their hands.

Often, it’s a bag of chips and soft drink. This is considered vegetarian or vegan. So is cooking food with oil like olive oil. But, oil is inflammatory and will cause us pain and ultimately ill health. You might be suffering from mysterious aches and pains and still not know why.

‘I have gone around and around trying to perfect my diet. I went vegetarian years ago, but didn’t feel right not understanding why even though I lost fifty pounds’ ~ your author

I discovered eating bread and food with added oil causes inflammation throughout my body. I know if it happens to me it does to others, too. If you are trying to cut out the bad stuff, you just might want to learn which foods are known pain and inflammation triggers.

‘These common triggers cause pain in those who are susceptible. For example, you might want to pay attention to how you feel after drinking wine, beer and caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, colas and other soft drinks’ ~ your author

I know in my past, monosodium glutamate, aspartame (NutraSweet), and nitrites affected my body adversely. Recently, I made a list of food items vegetarians and vegans might think are OK in moderation. Therefore, you might want to familiarize yourself with the most common pain and inflammation triggers directly below…

Food I avoid…

• Citrus Fruits
• All oils in general
• Meat (all animal products)
• Wheat, barley, oats, rye and corn (especially made with refined grains and flour like bread and tortillas)
• Nuts and Peanuts
• Sweet drinks like fruit juice, sugar and fructose
• Processed food and junk and snack foods
• Oils and fat added to soy milk, almond milk and others
• Corn
• Dairy products (all of them)
• Chocolate and candy
• Eggs
• Coffee and soft drinks
• Beer, wine and grain alcohol

Weight loss is a great thing that can improve your health, but you want to feel good, too. No one knows what the ultimate cure-all diet is. Years later, I am still refining what foods I eat making changes as I go.

‘Self-help by means of dietary interventions can help in management of various disorders including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating autoimmune disease [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5682732/]’.

Despite the list of offenders, there is still plenty you can eat. You might not want to use hot sauce or eat textured soy products like I do. I am still experimenting. For now, I eat foods listed below, regularly. I do though limit avocadoes, seeds and soy.

Experience the health benefits from being your own chef. You always know what’s in your food when you prepare it yourself. It’s the only way to know for sure…

Foods I eat regularly…

• Organic brown basmati rice and white russet potatoes
• Cooked broccoli, kale and spinach
• Green salad with seeds and homemade dressing
• Beans
• Cooked mushrooms
• Homemade soups
• Grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe
• Daily green smoothie
• Tofu
• Crumbled soy added to potatoes and rice dishes
• Seaweed snacks
• Chinese vegetable bag
• Hummus
• Homemade French fries
• Use tomatillo, tahini, soy sauce, salsa, mustard, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, hot sauce, Himalayan pink salt and vegetable broth
• Recipes, here

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3698732/
Access Day 2
Access Month February
Access Year 2019
Article Title The RE-AIM Framework: A Systematic … – PubMed Central (PMC)

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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2 thoughts on “Reasons Why Vegetarians and Vegans Don’t Feel Good

  1. I agree there are many vegan foods that are not healthy. Whole food plant-based author Dr. Michael Gregor talks of vegan college students that eat mostly french fries and beer.
    But you can certainly make much better choices like your foods I eat regularly list.

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