Which Are Mostly Vegan & Vegetarian Ingredients – Obviously…

I keep reading about the advantages of vegetarian and vegan diets – everywhere. I recently saw something I thought was really interesting and wanted to share with you – meat eaters and vegans alike.

So, Jamie Oliver recently traveled the world to locations which people are known to live longer and healthier lives. He was on a mission to find out what exactly it is these people eat and what their diets are like. The locations included Costa Rica, Japan and Greece to name a few, anyone else jealous? Anyway, you can now watch this television series, Jamie’s Superfoods – I am going to try and stream it tonight.

What really interested me, was the results. Jamie compiled a list of 14 ‘hero’ ingredients that hold the key to healthier, longer and more productive lives.

Jamie’s 14 Hero Foods;

1. Eggs
2. Goats milk (e.g. feta cheese)
3. Fish
4. Sweet potato
5. Wild greens & herbs
6. Tofu
7. Walnuts
8. Black beans
9. Fresh fruit
10. Seaweed
11. Wild rice
12. Garlic
13. Prawns
14. Chilies

10 out 14 were vegan ingredients – 2 out of the remaining 4 were vegetarian ingredients. Oh – and the only ‘meat’ listed was fish and prawns. Sweet potatoes! I haven’t made these in ages, I can feel a sweet potato recipe coming… yum! I am definitely going to try and incorporate more of these ingredients into my diet.

I have only cooked tofu myself once, I think I will also try and experiment with it more too as I do love it. I always order it when I am eating out or having a take away chinese/thai meal, it is so good. If anyone has any ideas/suggestions/tips let me know!

I am not trying to convert anyone – just food for thought 🙂 Do you eat any of these foods regularly?

Happy Tuesday – Jess x