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8 Must-have Healthy Vegan Foods 

8 Vegan Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle!

It's crucial for vegans who aim to maintain good health to consume a diet that is abundant in nutrients, consisting of whole foods and fortified foods.


Vegans substitute protein with legumes, a great source of iron, protein, fiber etc. Soaking and cooking well increase nutrient absorption.

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are protein-rich vegan alternatives to animal products, with iron, fiber, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, and antioxidants.


Seaweed is a rare plant source of DHA and a good source of protein, magnesium, riboflavin, manganese, potassium, and antioxidants. Some seaweed types have high iodine content.

Tofu and Tempeh

Tofu and tempeh are soy-based meat substitutes with 9-20g protein per 3.5oz serving.  They’re also sources of iron and calcium. 


Quinoa is gluten-free, packed with nutrients like protein, zinc, fiber, and folate.  It's easy to prepare and can be added to sweet dishes too. 

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Soy milk is a low-calorie, protein-rich beverage made from soybeans.  It can help improve cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and support weight loss or maintenance.


Avocados are nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, and may reduce heart disease risk. 


Apricots are small, yellow stone fruits with a tart flavor. They are highly nutritious, providing benefits such as improved digestion and eye health.