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Tuesday
Oct122010

Eat Vegetable-Based Meals Often

Last Friday's healthy diet resolution was to replace more animal foods with vegetable protein. While I strongly encourage that you do eat more beans and whole soy products, remember that meals don't have to be built around proteins - vegetables are another great option. Vegetable soups, casseroles, salads, chili, sandwiches, stews, kabobs, pasta sauces - the list of veggie-friendly meals goes on and on. Meals that are meat-based can almost always be tweaked to become meat-free or heavier on vegetables than meat. Again, opt for organic produce and eat a variety of colors.

Vegetables, at the base of my Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, should be the most-consumed food group in your diet. 4-5 servings is the minimum: Eat as many phytochemical-rich servings as you want!

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Reader Comments (1)

I love your work Dr Weil, and I would really appreciate if you approached vegetarianism and veganism also from the aspect of factory farming. I don't think we humans will ever be truly happy and healthy without the health of our planet and other forms of life. The fact that so many farm animals are treated with such cruelty so that we can eat cheap meat also has an effect - less obvious - on our physical, mental and spiritual health. It would be great to see more mention of the animals included in all your wonderful work. Thank you!! Margaret

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret Gubbins
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