Following a plant-based or vegan diet consists of eating plant-derived foods only. There are no animals or animal products involved in a vegan diet, which includes flesh (land or sea animals), milk, eggs, or honey.
Certainly, vegan diets are the subject of much criticism despite the plethora of scientific evidence, which is growing every day, showing the health benefits of excluding animal protein from one’s diet. Plant-based diets are known to reduce heart disease and cancer risks, as well as reverse type 2 diabetes, and aid in reducing obesity.
Eating vegan doesn’t require a large bank account or moving to a big city. The most nutritious and inexpensive vegan foods, which can be found in any supermarket, are fresh produce, grains, legumes, and nuts and seeds. These should make up the bulk of your diet for optimum health. There are some vegan processed foods available at many supermarkets, and like any processed food, are best eaten only on occasion.
CONCERNED ABOUT A VEGAN DIET?
Dr Garth Davis is a medical doctor who specialises in diet and has studied nutrition in depth and he is not the least bit worried by a vegan diet. Find out why.
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The “Complementary Protein” Myth
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