Beginning of October, beginning of the week and World Vegetarianism day. Today is October 1st and begins a month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of increasing the consumption of plant-based foods.
Last year we already talked about the subject in two extensive posts, the benefits of eating more vegetables, fruits, legumes or cereals and the key nutrients that you have to keep in mind when you make a transition to a vegetarian diet.
Today I wanted to give you some simple tips, but effective, that will serve for all those who want to eat more foods of plant origin:
1. Eliminate processed foods, especially meat
The first thing you need to do is start limiting your intake of processed foods and meat. This may not be easy since most of these foods have a high content of artificial sugar, fructose syrup, sodium and other chemical additives. Your body may want these things at the beginning, so be careful.
2. Know your plants.
Today there are many vegetables and fruits on the market, but some are more popular than others. Find out about different vegetables and fruits that you may not know much about to expand your horizons. Knowing how to prepare them properly also helps, especially if you thought you did not like a particular vegetable, preparing it in a new way could change your opinion.
3. Start adding more plant foods.
Start incorporating plant foods into your daily meals. You can also start eating fruit as a snack instead of chips and cookies. By gradually adding plant-based foods to your diet, you will get your body and mind accustomed.
4. Start cultivating your own plants
Consider starting a garden. Before planting anything, it would be better to start working the land to help loosen the soil and prepare it for gardening. Once this is done, you can start planting your vegetables and make sure you follow the instructions included in the package. Growing and harvesting your own food makes vegetables more available and you will also know that they are free of chemicals.
And to divulge how delicious are the vegetables, the stews with vegetables or the vegetarian burgers, I can not think of a better way than to make a small compilation of the most visited vegetarian recipes on the blog