Monday, January 26, 2009

Vegan Food Pyramid

If Americans just ate the USDA guidelines, that would have a huge impact on improving human health, slowing climate change, and improving animal welfare. Sadly, the average American consumes almost twice the recommended amount of calories and doesn't consume enough fruits and vegetables.

If you're not yet a vegan, start getting healthy by eating more fruits and vegetables, less animal products and less fat.

Vegan Food Pyramid link:

USDA Food Guideline recommended resource for vegetarians and vegans:

USDA guidelines for vegetarians or vegans:

Standard USDA Food Pyramid (for nonvegans):

FAO Stats (where the "3770 calories" claim comes from):

CDC Fruits and Veggies campaign website:

Why Vegan?


  1. Hi Elaine!
    I love your blog and videos. Ive been vegtarian for 3 years and want to become vegan. I never really looked at my diet closely especially when going vegetarian. So that said I never really replaced meat protein with other kinds. I find my hair is SO much thinner and I lose a lot of hair everyday,especially when I wash it. Do you have recommendations on what protein is best to get my healthy hair back while staying vegetarian and switching to vegan? you can email me

    Thank you so much and keep up the good work

  2. HI Tamy,
    Here is a good answer to your question:
    look at #5.

    Another idea is to find a registered dietician and have them take a look at your diet to see if you're missing something.

    Lastly, don't forget that there are amny causes of hair loss. If you focus too much on nutirion, you might be overlooking a major medical issue. I suggest that you get checked out by a doctor.