Vegan Diet


 Summary:

A vegan diet consists of plant-based foods. It excludes dairy, eggs, honey or any animal ingredients. Vegans also don't wear leather, fur, wool, silk, or other products made from animals.

The key to a nutritionally sound vegan diet is variety. A healthy and varied vegan diet includes fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Some nutritionists also recommend healthy unrefined oil supplements (like hemp, flax, coconut, etc...) and other vitamins.

(sabbi23's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Legumes and Legume Products
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Milk
Cheese
Yogurt
Butter and Cream
Other Dairy Products
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Beverages
Water
Tea and Coffee
Alcohol
Other Beverages
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK
Unfavorable
Moderation
OK
Favorable

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 How To Follow Vegan Diet:

Basic priciples: A healthy and varied vegan diet includes fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds, and legumes.

You can also find a helpfull Vegan Food Pyramid online.This will give you the quantaties of each food group one needs to meet your bodies requirements. If you are trying to lose weight eat quantaties at the lower end of the scale.
     
  by member sabbi23
member since: 12 Sep 07
 

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Recent Recipes

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Banana Oat Cookies
3 ingredients make this cookie recipe quick and easy.
cals: 61kcal | fat: 0.82g | carbs: 11.92g | prot: 2.04g
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Stuffed Peppers Greek Style
Vegan stuffed green peppers.
cals: 220kcal | fat: 1.46g | carbs: 35.71g | prot: 21.81g
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Crockpot Cabbage Rolls
Vegan cabbage rolls with kidney beans.
cals: 348kcal | fat: 3.61g | carbs: 65.57g | prot: 16.87g
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Vegan Quiche
A healthy no dairy vegan quiche with vegetables and tofu.
cals: 235kcal | fat: 14.57g | carbs: 17.94g | prot: 8.19g
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Vegetable Quesadilla
This is a quick mid-afternoon snack that will satisfy even the biggest hunger.
cals: 251kcal | fat: 4.84g | carbs: 31.13g | prot: 22.03g
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sabbi23's top tips

1.Variety is key!! Try eating new foods on a weekly basis. Don't allow it to be boring. There are plenty of cookbooks and websites with delicious meal ideas.
2.Take it slowly!!! Don't cut meat, dairy and eggs out on the first day slowly cut it out replacing it with substituts like beans, tofu, lentils etc... This way you wont be overwhelmed later on.
3.Don't think of it as a diet but a way of life.

About / History

Vegetarianism, practice of eating foods from the plant kingdom. There are several types of vegetarians. While all vegetarians avoid some or all animal foods—that is, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and milk—semi-vegetarians avoid meat but eat poultry and other animal foods. Lacto-ovo-vegetarians avoid poultry and fish as well as meat, but do include milk and eggs in their diets. The only animal foods consumed by lacto-vegetarians are milk products. Some vegetarians practice veganism, eating no animal foods at all. Many vegans avoid wearing animal products, such as leather and wool, and are also more likely than other vegetarians to shun alcoholic beverages, processed foods, and foods grown with chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

The word vegan was coined in England by Donald Watson in 1944. He, along with several other members of the Vegetarian Society in Leicester, England, wanted to form an alliance of nondairy vegetarians as a subgroup of the Society

     
  Why choose "Vegan Diet"?
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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