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Vegetarian or Vegan? You’re in Good Company

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Individuals are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of reasons and motives. Some of us do it for longevity, others do it because they want healthier lives or some do it to preserve the Earths natural resources, or that they love animals and are philosophically opposed to eating them.

To maintain a healthy diet, people who dont eat animal protein and other animal products need to find a source of protein they can use. Thats why we at Modere have put together the following guide:

Vegetarianism can be fraught with many differing interpretations. To make it easier for people who practice either vegetarianism or veganism, Modere uses the following definitions:

  • Suitable for vegetarians: Excludes all products of animal slaughter.
  • Suitable for vegans: Excludes animal products of any kind.

Most diets rely on animal products for protein. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan and youre following the Modere Live Clean philosophy, you may be struggling to find sources of protein you can eat.

To follow the Modere food lists whether they are part of the Modere Weight Management Program or the 12 Week Detoxification Program effectively, you need to consume one palm size of a protein food with every main meal, and half a palm size of a protein food with every snack.

Vegetarian Choose from the following protein foods:

  • Chocolate Shake Pea ProteinorVanilla Shake Pea Protein
  • Beansandlegumes (soy*, lentils, chick peas, black eye peas, etc.)
  • Cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Eggs
  • Haloumi
  • Nutsmacadamia, brazil, hazelnuts ( these are lower in carbohydrates)
  • Quark
  • Soy cheese* (preferably good quality organic, non GM varieties)
  • Tempeh* (preferably organic, non GM varieties)(organic Non GM preferable)
  • Tofu* (preferably organic, non GM varieties)(organic Non GM preferable)

Vegan Choose from the following protein foods:

Chocolate Shake Pea Protein or Vanilla Shake Pea Protein

  • Beansandlegumes (soy*, lentils, chick peas, black eye peas, etc.)
  • Nutsmacadamia, brazil, hazelnuts
  • Soy cheese* (preferably organic, non GM varieties)( good quality organic)
  • Tempeh* (preferably organic, non GM varieties)(organic Non GM preferable)
  • Tofu* (preferably organic, non GM varieties)(organic Non GM preferable)

*Derived from soy

Hints and tips:

  • Beans and legumes are high in carbohydrates. If you are consuming beans or legumes as a protein food, youll need to reduce your carbohydrate intake elsewhere. Delete 1 cup of vegetables or fruit for every cup of beans or legumes you consume.
  • Nuts can also be high in carbohydrates. Consume low carbohydrate varieties, such as macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts.
  • If avoiding soy as well as animal protein,Chocolate Shake Pea Proteinand Vanilla Shake Pea Protein is a soy free source of vegetable protein, and can be enjoyed as the protein portion of your main meals.
  • Chocolate Shake Pea Protein and Vanilla Shake Pea Proteinare also low in carbohydrates, which is especially for people relying on vegetable protein.
  • Vegetarians and vegans need to ensure they receive adequate iron and vitamin B12 in their diet, usually sourced from animal protein.Stress Health, which is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans, and Natural Mineral Drink, which is suitable for both, may be of particular assistance in such cases.