Food Philosophies: Vegan

The vegan diet excludes all animal by-products from their food intake, and generally this spills over into other aspects of their lifestyle such as avoiding leather, fur, or cosmetics tested on animals. Mainly (although not exclusively) a diet revolving around a love of and respect for animals, veganism is as much a lifestyle as it is a diet. Foods Included: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes Foods Excluded: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, honey Possible Benefits:
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of colon and lung cancer
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Possible weight loss
  • Super powers (although they can be revoked by the vegan police)
veganpoliceFREEZE veganpowers Drawbacks:
  • Difficulty eating away from home
  • You can definitely get the nutrients you need with a vegan diet, but you need to be aware of what might be missing from your diet and adjust accordingly, common nutrient deficiencies: vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron
  • Dealing with people’s constant questions and concerns about your protein/calcium/whatever else they think vegans don’t get enough of
Recipes To Try: Zucchini Date Bread, Vegan Indian Curry      

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