We are doing eight weeks of heart-healthy eating recipes to help you be fit and have a healthy heart. Heart disease is the number one world wide killer; An estimated 17.7 million people died from CVDs in 2015, representing 31% of all global deaths, About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every four deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
Dr. Jordan's Cooking Tips for Vegans
Eliminate Oil from your diet, we hear all the time how good Olive Oil is for you, but all oils are bad for you, eliminate oil from your diet if you want a healthy heart. Oil is 100% fat and loaded with calories, get off oil and lose weight.
A splash of citrus juice or vinegar can turn a mild-mannered dish into a dish whose flavors soar. Fresh lemon or lime juice or zest, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, brown rice vinegar or champagne vinegar can really bring a dish to life.
Whole nuts are often more expensive than those in smaller pieces. If your recipe calls for chopped
pecans, walnuts, almonds, go ahead and buy them that way. It is cost effective in the long run.
Choose low-fat protein sources
You will get all the protein your body needs by eating your veggie and beans. All food has protein except fruit and Fats
Other sources are flaxseed, walnuts, soybeans.
Legumes — beans, peas, and lentils — also are good sources of protein and contain less fat and no cholesterol, making them good substitutes for meat. Substituting plant protein for animal protein — for example, a soy or bean burger for a hamburger — will reduce your fat and cholesterol intake.
Proteins to choose
1. Veggies: Yep, good old greens will pack a protein punch. One cup of cooked spinach has about 7 grams of protein. The same serving of French beans has about 13 grams. Two cups of cooked kale? 5 grams. One cup of boiled peas? Nine grams. You get the idea.
2. Hemp. No, you don’t have to get high to get your protein. But toss 30 grams of hemp powder in your smoothie and get about 11 grams of protein – just like that.
3. Non-Dairy Milk. Got (soy) milk? A mere 1 cup of soy or almond milk can pack about 7-9 grams of protein. Eat with some fortified cereal and you’ve got a totally vegan-friendly breakfast.
4. Nut Butter. Eat up your peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter. A couple of tablespoons of any one of these will get you 8 grams of protein.
5. Quinoa. I kinda think quinoa is God’s gift to vegans (and gluten-free peeps!), as it’s versatile, delicious and delivers about 9 grams of protein per cup.
6. Tofu. Four ounces of tofu will get you about 9 grams of protein. And at about 2 bucks a pop, it’s a cheap vegan’s BFF.
7. Lentils. With lentils, you can make rice dishes, veggie burgers, casseroles and more. One cup cooked delivers a whopping 18 grams of protein!
8. Beans. They really are the magical fruit. With one cup of pinto, kidney or black beans, you’ll get about 13-15 grams of protein, a full belly and heart-healthy fiber.
9. Tempeh. One cup of tempeh packs abour 30 grams of protein! That’s more than 5 eggs or a regular hamburger patty.
10. Sprouted-grain bread. Pack a sandwich with vegan sprouted-grain bread and you’ll get about 10 grams of protein in the bread alone.
Soybeans and soy products, such as soy burgers and tofu
Proteins to avoid
Protein from Animals, so stay away from Dairy, Eggs, Fish, especially fatty, cold-water fish, such as salmonSkinless poultry, meats, Full-fat milk and other dairy products, Organ meats, such as liver, Fatty and marbled meats, Spareribs
Hot dogs and sausages
Bacon,Fried or breaded meats
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