With an increase in the number of people
gaining awareness of veganism and plant-based diets, vegan food is becoming
very popular these days.  

World Vegan Day is celebrated every year on November 1 to
raise awareness on veganism and vegan food. Vegan food reduces the risks of
many killer diseases and maintains your physical and mental health. Many
celebrities are turning vegan these days and promoting veganism.

Here are 5 foods you should try this
World Vegan Day:


It is important to replace animal products such as meat,
poultry, fish, and eggs, with protein and iron-rich plant-based alternatives
such as legumes.

Beans, lentils, and peas are excellent sources of
protein, fiber, slowly digested carbs, iron, folate, calcium, potassium, zinc,
antioxidants, and other health-promoting plant compounds. Soaking,
fermenting, and proper cooking can increase nutrient absorption.

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Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are great additions to your vegan
refrigerator or pantry and also a good alternative to protein-rich animal

They are great sources of iron, fiber, magnesium, zinc,
selenium, vitamin E, and contain a good amount of antioxidants and other
beneficial plant compounds.

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Hemp, flax, and chia seeds

These three types of seeds contain larger amounts of
protein than most other seeds. They also make great substitutes for eggs in

The hemp, chia, and flax seeds are rich in protein than
most other seeds. Flaxseeds and chia seeds are also great substitutes for eggs
in recipes.

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Calcium-fortified plant milk and yogurts

Vegans often tend to consume lesser amounts of calcium
than vegetarians or meat eaters. It may negatively affect their bone health. So
vegans should try to add calcium-fortified plant milk and plant yogurts in
their daily menu.

Plant milk and yogurts fortified with calcium, vitamin D,
and vitamin B12 are good alternatives to milk products.

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Seaweed is a rare plant food that contains DHA,
an essential fatty acid with many health benefits. Some types of seaweed, such
as kelp, nori, kombu, and wakame, are great sources of iodine. Seaweed is a source
of essential fatty acids. It’s also contains antioxidants and rich in iodine.