GUIDE TO VEGAN FOOD

 

 

 

What is the difference between vegetarian and vegan?

The vegan diet excludes all the foods from animals and dairy products. But a vegetarian diet may include dairy products like:

ghee, milk, panner, butter, etc. This way vegan diet is different from vegetarian diet.

Is vegan diet healthy?

                   Yes. It is considered that vegan diet is healthy. It is not only healthy for our body but also for the environment. Researchers has suggested that the vegan diet is good for the environment. The vegan diet provides many health benefits like weight loss, better heart health, reduced risk of chronic disease.

What is vegan food?

 

To follow and practice veganism, we need to know what is vegan food. The diet which only contains food made from plants such as vegetables, fruits, grains and nuts is known as Vegan food. This diet doesn’t include food from animals, eggs and dairy products. People following vegan diet will not eat the foods that come from animals.

What are the food items to be included in a vegan diet?

 Any food from plants such as

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Organic sugar
  • Plant based alternatives for dairy products

What are the food items to be excluded in a vegan diet?

             Any food item from plants are excluded in a vegan diet.

  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Poultry
  • Sugar which is processed from bone char

 

 

What are the types of vegan diet?

                  The most common types of vegan diets are:

 

  • Whole- food vegan diet
  • Raw – food diet
  • Junk food vegan diet
  • Raw till 4 diet
  • Thrive diet

 

Now-a-days people shift to veganism or vegan diet thinking about its health benefits and also about the wellness it provides to the environment. It includes the attempts of excluding of animal exploitation, cruelty through food, clothing and other purposes.