Holistic health: How to eat a plant-based diet as a college student

Plant Based Diet For College Students

Two of the Perry Family, Emily and William, are college students (Dad only thinks he is). Though both have been exposed (heavily) to good eating, there are plenty of temptations and stress in college life that make eating healthy hard.

If you are trying to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, budget can be seem like the main obstacle. I challenge that a healthy diet is quite possible within a budget. Now I understand that being a college student is a full-time job. School responsibilities can often take all your time and certainly make you doubt being able to take care of your body with nourishing food.

To start this transition, here are some tips.

There is no need to buy the alternative cheeses or meats. This alternative lifestyle, like any lifestyle, can be as cheap or as expensive as you allow it to be and as simple or as complicated it you allow it to be.

Get local fruits and vegetables that are available in your area. Support your local market. Normally there are deals on seasonal products.

Let’s say that you found that the quinoa on the market is overpriced; don’t panic and find a cheaper option. Get some bulgur, brown rice, oats or any other type of grain. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new things.

Buy fresh and whole food products for the best deals and nutritional content. Processed food can sometimes be an easier way to go, but not the most healthy because of its high sodium content, and not the most affordable one.

Following a healthy plant-based lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to go and spend all your money on expensive superfoods, follow health trends or start drinking matcha lattes to feel that you are doing the right thing.

Make it simple and convenient for your time and budget and a joy for your body and health.

Source: Holistic health: How to eat a plant-based diet as a college student | The Collegian

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