Thriving On A MACROVegan Diet

When we reflect deeply on our relationship with the outer world, our environment, we realise that we are never independent of its influences. Our vision with MACROVegan is to continue to share our passion for a vegan world. Our Human Ecology Diet is abundant in every vitamin and mineral required for good health, vitality and longevity.

Utilising intentional living by embracing a MACROVegan way of life. We have no need for any animal flesh or dairy food to live a full long life with vibrant health. We receive all the nutrients we need from a wholefood plant based diet.

How to Rethink Protein Once and For All 

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When you think of the biggest animals on the planet, elephants, giraffes, buffalo, these huge mammals, they don’t eat meat, so where do they get their protein? They eat what grows out of the ground and that is where they get their protein; it’s as simple as that. There are many foods in the plant kingdom that are especially rich in protein. All the legume family, anything that is grown in a pod, lentils, beans, chickpeas, wholegrains are full of protein, and lots of vegetables are rich in protein.

Protein is in everything: Vegan athletes are renowned for their athletic excellence.

If you are getting enough calories based on wholefoods, I am not talking about processed sugary foods, I am talking about wholefoods as they grow out of the ground – if you eat this way, wholegrains, beans, legumes, vegetables, seeds, nuts, fruits, you will obtain your requirement of protein easily and in a healthful way because the protein is in the bean, in the lentil, in the wholegrain.

Protein deficiency is not an issue on a vegan diet, people simply use this as an excuse if they are not doing well…. I hear it so often……I am not getting enough protein.  That’s not the problem, there are plenty of amino acids, plenty of protein on a plant based diet. In fact, the health crisis exists because people are eating way too much protein, which in fact injure your arteries, injure your kidneys as it leaches calcium out of your bones.

Eating a plant based or vegan diet does not mean living on processed foods, sweets or soft drinks. You must eat FOOD AS GROWN to receive the adequate protein you need daily. Corn on the cob is one thing, corn chips are different, potatoes are a wholefood, and potato crisps are not. In our decades of health counselling, we have yet to meet someone with a protein deficiency Only those starving to death are deficient in protein. If you are going to be adopting a wholefoods plant based diet, there are some things you must do properly.  It’s not just a matter of eating snack foods or processed fake ‘meats’ and burgers, and think you are going to be healthy.

Please follow our MACROVegan dietary guidelines here:

Nutrient Sources in Whole Foods:

Complex Carbohydrates

Whole Grains, Beans, Vegetables, Fruits

Proteins

Beans, Seeds, Nuts, Whole Grains, Seaweeds

Fat

Seeds, Nuts, Oils, Beans, Tofu, Tempeh, Oats

Calcium

Dark Greens (Kale, Collards, etc.), Soybeans, Seaweeds, Seeds

Iron

Dark Greens, Seaweeds, Millet, Lentils, Garbanzo Beans, Seeds

Vitamin A

Dark Leafy Greens, Carrots, Squashes, Seaweeds

B Vitamins

Whole Grains, Sea Vegetables, Lentils, Fermented Foods

Vitamin B12

Fortified Foods, Nutritional Yeast etc., B12 supplementation

Vitamin C

Dark Greens (Kale, Parsley, Broccoli, etc.), Local Fruits

Vitamin E

Whole Grains, Unrefined Oils, Seeds, Leafy Greens

Trace Minerals

Sea Salt, Seaweeds, Organic Produce

In good health

marlene