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Eat 30 plants per week, vegan challenge πŸ₯¬πŸ…πŸ₯¦

Jerry
Jerry
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Hi everyone,

This is on HE forum and there's another variation on WL so as you guys are plant based you should excel at this.

Apparently by eating a diversity of plants improves gut health over quantity eaten and the optimum is 30+ so how many do you eat in a week.

Here's the post on HE

healthunlocked.com/healthye...

Here's the post on WL which I think is very good indeed:

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

So how many do you eat this includes all plants: fruit, veggies, herbs, pulses, seeds.

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This is very interesting!πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Jerry
Jerry in reply to Activity2004

Thanks Leah πŸ˜€

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator

Very interesting Jerry... These were the results when I did it recently which is 40 plus, which goes to show how being plant based how quickly the amount of vegetables, nuts, pulses etc you eat quickly adds up πŸ‘πŸŒ± even I was surprised at how many there were.πŸ™‚

Potatoes, swede, carrots, peas, kale, mushrooms, red and white onions, leek, parsnips, beetroot, butternut squash, seaweed, lettuce, green pepper, red pepper, spinach, avocado, bean sprouts, cauliflower, brocolli, aubergine, tomatoes, chilli, garlic, root turmeric and ginger.

Chickpeas, black beans, puy Lentils, yellow lentils and cannellini beans.

Walnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, almonds and pumpkin seeds

Grapes, tangerines, Figs, Asian pears, bananas, apples

Herbs and spices (corriander, star anise, cumin, turmeric, black pepper, Garam masala, basil, oregano).

Ali πŸŒ±πŸ™‚

Jerry
Jerry in reply to Agoodenough

Thanks Ali, you did really well I ate 39 which I was pleased with. 😊

Sadly I expect some people who eat lots of processed foods eat far more additives than they do plants...🀒

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Jerry

Yes you did do very well Jerry and I think you are definately right about processed foods. πŸŒ±πŸ™‚

I have the Dr Michael Greger "Daily Dozen " App on my phone. Following this keeps my plant based daily intake on track . It also reminds you of the importance of keeping hydrated , takinv exercise and supplements B12 and Vitamin D. Recently though I have stopped taking D as have subsequently seen reports that it may not be necessary even in winter months unless you are elderly. Am still undecided about this though so would be interested in anyone else's thoughts. If you haven't already used this App try it. It is free to download too.

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to Jens58

Yes I have heard exactly the same. I know of a naturopath who says everyone should take vitamin D so I started taking them and then read it wasn’t necessary. So now also confused. I definately wouldn’t take it in the summer and I use it sparingly in the winter. πŸ™‚ The app sounds good. Have you been using it for long? Ali πŸ™‚πŸŒ±

Jens58
Jens58 in reply to Agoodenough

Ali, I have been using it for a few months now. It keeps me on track especially eating enough beans/legumes per day but I do find that the hardest part .

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