Vegans, What they eat | Sadaf W.

Vegans, What they eat

Vegan has now become a popular fashion among people. The term “vegan” was developed in 1944, by a small vegetarian group that split from the Leicester Vegetarian Society in England and formed the Vegan Society. They prefer not to eat milk, eggs, or any other animal products, in addition to not eating meat. The word “vegan” was selected by combining the first and last letters of word vegetarian. Veganism is currently described as a way of life that seeks to eliminate all forms of animal abuse and cruelty, be it food, clothing, or any other purpose.


Vegans usually prefer to avoid animal products for the following reasons.

Code of conduct

Vegans strongly believe that every creature has the right to life and liberty. Therefore, they are opposed to taking the life of animals to eat its meat, drink its milk, or wear its skin. They consider that it is ethically wrong especially because there are other alternatives available. Vegans also resist the stress of mind and body that animals may suffer as a result of modern farming practices.


Some people want to be vegan because of its potential health benefits. For example, a plant- based diet effectively lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. studies shows that people who are vegan or start vegan diets have low body mass index (BMI). Some people become vegan and adopt vegetarian diet to lose weight.

Foods that vegan avoid:

Vegans avoid the following animal originated foods:

  • meat
  • chicken
  • fish
  • shellfish
  • eggs
  • dairy
  • honey
  • Moreover, vegans also avoid eating any animal-derived ingredients, like albumin, casein, pepsin, carmine, gelatin, shellac, whey, isinglass.
  • Foods which contain these components include types of wine and beer, marshmallows, breakfast cereals, gummy candies, and chewing gum.

Types of vegans:

Some of the main types of vegan lifestyle include:

Dietary vegans:

Dietary vegans are plant-based eaters who avoid eating animal derived food in their diet. These vegans do not mind to use animals-based products, like clothing and cosmetics.

Whole-food vegans:

These vegans are the individuals who prefer to eat a diet rich in whole foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Junk-food vegans: These vegans are some of those people who rely completely on processed vegan food, for example vegan meats, frozen dinners, fries, and desserts like ice creams etc.

Raw-food vegans:

The raw-food vegans are the group of people who prefer to eat only the food which is raw or cooked at temperatures lower than 48°C.

Food that vegans love to eat:

Some of the food that vegans love to eat are:

Bean burritos

Veggie burgers

Tomato pizzas


Nachos with salsa and guacamole

Hummus wraps


Pasta dishes

They love eating the meals containing the following:

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Tofu
  • Seitan
  • Tempeh
  • Seeds
  • Nuts


The detailed benefits of the vegan diet are described below.

1. Vegan diet is rich in nutrients.

2. It keeps you healthy.

3. Vegan diet keeps you away from the risk of several diseases.

4. Vegan diet also keeps your body weight normal and keep you fit.

5. It also improves your kidney functioning.

The article sums up the prominent characteristics of vegan.

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