Yes, Vegan it is!
A vegan diet contains only plants (like vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants. Vegetarian diet do not include any animal-derived ingredients such as meat, eggs, and dairy products. There are several vegans do not eat foods that consists processed using animal products -- Omega-3 products, refined white sugar and some wines. Many people choose to eat this way for ethical, environmental or health reasons.
There are many ways to follow a vegan diet, but scientific research rarely differentiates between the different types. The most common include:
- Whole Foods Plant-based Diet
- High Fat Raw Vegan Diet (Gourmet Raw)
- The Nutritarian Diet (Eat To Live)
- The 80/10/10 Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet (Fruitarianism)
- The Starch Solution Program
- Raw Till 4 Diet
- Junk & Convenience Food Vegan Diet
Vegan diets seem notably effective at reducing the amount of calories intake resulting in weight loss, improving markers of blood sugar control, and enhance heart health. However, vegans may be at an increased risk of certain nutrient deficiencies. A well-planned vegan diet that includes nutrient-rich whole and fortified foods can help provide adequate nutrient levels.