Even though Vegan Lifestyle has been here for quite a while now, many still do not know much about it. Here is a complete guide about things you should know before starting your vegan journey.
WHO ARE VEGANS?
Vegan are people who do not consume any animal-based product ranging from meat, fish, eggs, dairy products,honey or any food containing them and which are considered to interfere with animal life
WHAT DO VEGANS EAT?
A Vegan diet relies completely on plant-based food including fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, seed, soy products.
Nut milk like coconut, soy and almond
WHY DO PEOPLE TURN VEGAN?
People may turn vegan because of their love for animals, environment or it may because of health issues and allergies
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN
A person following a vegan diet does not consume any animal-based product including eggs and dairy. However, vegetarians do not eat animal-based products but they may consume honey and dairy.
IS TURNING VEGAN HEALTHY?
Following a diet based exclusively on plants may put some people at a threat of nutrient deficiencies, this usually happens when one does not plan out their diet. A vegan diet can be a healthful and nutritionally adequate diet, one just has to make sure to eat enough food with protein, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, and omega 3 fatty acids.
BENEFITS OF A VEGAN DIET
- Greater weight loss when compared to other vegetarian diets
- Prevention against disease
- A more focused mind and active body
DRAWBACK OF BECOMING VEGAN
One major drawback of becoming vegan is the deficiency of Vitamin B12, a vitamin that is most commonly available in meat and fish and plays an important role in the division of red blood cells in the human body. One may have to eat supplements to overcome this deficiency.
Vegan Recipe -CHICKPEA SANDWICH
200gm boiled chickpeas
½ bell pepper, chopped finely
¼ onion, chopped finely
¼ cup cucumber, chopped finely
1 Tablespoon of seeds of your choice
1 Tablespoon of coriander-chili paste
½ lemon, juiced (optional)
1 pinch salt, to taste
1 pinch black pepper
Salt to taste
Bread (you can use gluten-free bread)
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- In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix to combine.
- Make sandwiches and Enjoy
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