Vegan diets are trending for perks like weight loss, improved health, environmental friendliness, and animal welfare. If you are vegan curious or simply want to learn more about a friend or family members diet choices read on!
What is a Vegan Diet?
A vegan diet, in addition to omitting meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs, also excludes all animal-derived products like honey and gelatin. An exclusively plant-based vegan diet consists of plant foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices. Alternatively, a vegan diet does not have to be healthy. It can contain processed foods like Oreo cookies, potato chips, and Coca Cola that are high in salt, sugar, and oil.
Most people go vegan mainly because they care about animals or the environment, though a few do it for health. Vegans believe eating animals is bad. It helps the Earth by cutting down on pollution. It's also good for your health, like preventing diabetes and heart disease.
A plant based vegan diet is nutritionally adequate and provides all the necessary nutrients for good health except for vitamin b12. To make sure you get enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, you need to have knowledge about nutrition and plan your diet accordingly.
What is the difference between Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, and Flexitarian Diet?
There are other types of low or no animal food diets that are often confused with a vegan diet. These diets do not offer the same health or environmental benefits of an exclusively plant-based vegan diet.
A vegetarian diet that includes dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. It excludes meat, poultry, fish and eggs and products that contain them.
A vegetarian diet with eggs means you don't eat meat, chicken, fish, or anything with dairy in it.
A vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. It excludes meat, poultry, fish and products that contain them.
A pescatarian diet, which incorporates fish and shellfish while excluding meat and poultry, may or may not consume dairy and eggs, depending on individual preferences and choices.
An omnivore diet that primarily includes plants but occasionally includes meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, or fish. There is no exact amount of these animal products that can or cannot be included but it should be minimal.
Is Being Vegan Difficult?
Being a vegan can be easy or hard, depending on your lifestyle, where you live, and if you can find vegan stuff to eat. In places where lots of people are going vegan, you can find vegan food at restaurants and stores easily. Some places even have vegan choices on their menus.
To make sure you get all the good stuff your body needs, like vitamins and minerals, you have to know about food and plan your meals right.
But, when it comes to plant-based foods, they're usually simple to get ready, keep, and take with you. Making vegan meals can often be quick and easy because you can find cheap ingredients at nearby markets and food stalls. Veganism is getting more convenient because we keep finding new and better stuff for it.
Explore our selection of ready-to-heat vegan options at Good Food People for added convenience!
Karana Dumplings: Juicy jackfruit “meat” with a hint of fresh cabbage, ginger, and green onion. 5 dumplings= 240 kcal & 7g of protein.
Fable Rendang: Singaporean comfort food packed with spices like chili, turmeric, coriander galangal, lemongrass, lime Leaves, and ginger. 100g= 319 kcal & 7g protein
Tempeh Patties: Baked tempeh patty marinated in a fragrant chili sauce. 100g (2 patties)= 235 kcal & a whopping 19g of protein!