What is a Vegan Diet?

by Esther Milne January 17, 2020

What is a Vegan Diet?

A plant based diet is becoming more & more popular where adherents remove all meat and animal products from their diet.  Following a Vegan lifestyle is known to help people lose weight and by replacing meat products with fruits and vegetables, Vegans can also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, stabilize blood sugars and improve their heart health just through diet. (*)

To give yourself the benefit of following a Vegan eating plan, be sure to incorporate nutrient dense whole foods into your diet.  There are many foods that qualify as Vegan such as French Fries or pretzels, which will not contribute to your health goals.

Vegan Diet Infographic

Did you know?:  It is very important to drizzle some Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top of salads and vegetables for maximum nutrient absorption.  Vitamins such as A, D, E and K need to be paired with healthy fats for the body to absorb them efficiently.

What to eat:  Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, legumes, nuts, seeds, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

What not to eat:  Eliminate all meat & animal products from your diet including diary, fish and honey.

Suggested Recipes
Autumn Squash Soup
Vegetables al Forno
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes
Jazzy Vegetarian's Vegan Red Lentil Soup 

Papa Vince works in partnership with Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore to promote healthy Vegan recipes.  You will find a selection of her recipes on our website.

(*) healthline.com  6 science based health benefits of eating Vegan



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