Gundry, I’m a vegetarian. What can I eat? You know I hear it all the time. People assume that the plant paradox is not for them because they don’t eat meat. Now, here’s the thing. If you’ve read my book, you know that every recipe has a vegetarian or vegan friendly option. In fact, I eat mostly vegetarian diet myself, but I don’t fill up on grains and I don’t get my protein from soy. Instead, I rely on five vegetarian superfoods that are plant paradox approved and delicious.
The first one is an avocado and it’s one of my favorite foods. In fact, I eat an avocado just about every day. In fact, it’s the one fruit you don’t have to eat. In moderation, it’s got barely any sugar and the perfect blend of healthy fats and soluble fiber to keep your gut bugs happy and with almost as much protein as an egg avocados do a great job keeping you full. That’s why I tell my patients to start each day with a whole avocado.
Second, we’ve got leafy greens dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale and collard greens are among the healthiest foods on the planet and believe it or not. They’ve got plenty of protein think about it. Some of the biggest most muscular mammals on the planet – horses and gorillas, for example, eat vegetarian diets and they’re getting enough protein and nutrients to go about their days. That’s because they know they can get all the protein they need from Lees.
And so can you third mushrooms, they’re high in protein as far as vegetables are concerned, but that’s not the only reason they’re great for keeping your body fueled up you see. Mushrooms are heavy in fructooligosaccharides a form of indigestible sugar that your gut bugs love and there’s no better way to keep you full happy and comfortable and keeping your gut bugs happy. That’s part of the reason I love corn grumbles as a replacement for me.
They’re vegetarian made mostly of mushroom roots and have a great meaty texture up next nuts. Now not all nuts are created equal. In fact, some nuts aren’t nuts at all their seeds like cashews or legumes like peanuts, but walnuts, pecans, pistachios and macadamia. Nuts are all wonderful for you, they’re, packed with good fats or filling and are high in protein, and studies have even shown that people who eat nuts every day live longer healthier lives than those who don’t.
But what about almonds their skins contain lectins. So if you’re eating, blanch or marcona almonds, you’re fine, the plain old almonds should be avoided. Last but not least, beans. Yes, you heard me right beans, the doctor Gundry, don’t beans have lectins absolutely, but there’s a great way around that pressure cooking. It kills. Almost all the lectins and beans making them safer to eat and don’t worry modern pressure cookers aren’t the scary spring loaded, ready to blow contraptions of the past, they’re safe and easy to use, and you only hit one button.
But if you want even easier shop for eating brand, can beans they’re, already pressure cooked to minimize lectins and they come in a bpa-free, can just remember pressure cooking doesn’t get rid of all electrons in your food, so save beans, even pressure cook beans for special occasions And always remember: you can get plenty of protein from plants, especially things like greens, cruciferous, vegetables, roots and tubers.
So if you’re a vegetarian who is curious about the plant paradox or if you’re trying to eat less meat, we all should keep these five super foods in mind. Your gut and your body will thank you. Thanks for reading click, the circular blog icon to subscribe and make sure you don’t miss a single article, click on the left to read an they’re great article and don’t forget to visit my website for more of my best tips, because I’m doctor Gundry and I’m always Looking out for you,