The Vegan Diet Examined
Once upon a time Veganism was something crazy that only eco-warriors were into, but everyday millions of people are saying NO to meat and dairy. Being a Vegan has become very ‘popular’ lately and a lot of people are choosing to go Vegan for perhaps all the wrong reasons, but of course many make the switch for entirely valid reasons. If you are reading this then perhaps you are also considering becoming a Vegan ? Before you jump on board there’s a few things you should know about this no meat, no egg, no dairy lifestyle.
WHAT IS VEGANSIM?
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet. With regards to the diet this includes abstaining from:
- - All meat
- - Dairy products
- - Eggs
- - Gelatin based products
- - Honey
- - And much more
(which the Vegan must be aware of)
WHAT CAN I EAT?
You can eat anything of plant origin. This includes vegetables, fruits, cereals, legumes and root tubers.
WHAT CAN’T I EAT?
Full vegan diets ban you from eating any animal product. Any meat and dairy products are out of bounds. Other animal extracts like fish cod liver oil are also a no-go.
1 DAY VEGAN MEAL PLAN EXAMPLE
Green apple & oatmeal
Ginger banana smoothie
Vegan soup with white bean hummus, basil, fresh thyme and whole grain bread
Raw veggies or tortilla chips with mango salsa
Bean stew with sweet potatoes and a mixed green salad
Author: Claire Trojkovic
Author Bio: Claire is a personal trainer from Australia and one of the top Nutrition Souq editors. She’s a fitness and travel expert with a degree in Literature and a Certificate 4 in Fitness and Nutrition. Her particular interests are yoga, bodybuilding, diets, weight loss, herbal remedies and travel. She also manages and writes on her own blog and has written guest articles for various online fitness publications.