Building the Ultimate Vegan Lifestyle Building the Ultimate Vegan Lifestyle

A vegan diet can be one of the healthiest ways to live; it contains plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Because vegan diets often rely heavily on these healthy staples, they tend to be higher in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fibre. Healthy vegan diets are abundant with vitamins B1, C, and E, folic acid, magnesium, and iron while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats.

In line with the revised diet in Indonesia, Empat Sehat Lima Sempurna (Four Healthy Five Perfect) that has not been used since 1993, and the Ministry of Health of Indonesia has promoted the Balanced Nutrition Guidelines, Isi Piringku (Food on My Plate) in 2017, Tseng said that the government provides food guidelines that can be used as a reference for one-time meal offerings. where mathematically 92% of the contents of my dishes are sourced from vegetables, namely staple foods, vegetables and fruits as well as vegetable side dishes. About 8% the content of animal side dishes can be substituted with plants-based to meet the consumption of 100% vegetables (vegan).

Does a vegan diet lack protein?

Tseng answered, "That’s inaccurate.” Since 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have used the new PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) standard to determine protein quality based on the needs of the human body to be able to grow and live healthy, where vegetable protein is the same quality with animal.

Tseng mentioned some examples, saying that soybeans contain 34 to 36% protein average, with premium ones reaching 40%, peanuts 28% and green beans 24%, while animal meats around 9 to 23%, seafood 16 to 25%, eggs 12,9 to 13,9%, quantitatively still below the vegan. 

“People often forget that animals get their protein from plants,” he said. 

“And, if we read what the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) had stated that around 75% new diseases originate from animals, one of them is Corona. Also, WHO released that 61% of the diseases that we know so far are actually from animals, such as non-contagious environment-based diseases originating from microbes, like dengue fever and salmonella. Sometimes people don’t realize that the relationship between diet and disease is very closely related.”

According to Tseng, it has not yet talked about the contribution of animal husbandry to the environment, which the livestock industry contributes as much as 18% to global warming, while land, air and sea transportation is lower, which is by 13%.

Source: https://nowjakarta.co.id/life/health-beauty/building-the-ultimate-vegan-lifestyle