Veganism: A Brief Description Of What It Is, Nutritional Sources and The Health Benefits

While the World Vegan Day has just gone by, the World Vegan month is on for the entire month of November.

With veganism catching up fast and many people starting to go vegan, let’s get to know more about it.

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. From ‘junk food vegans’ to raw food vegans, and everything in between, there’s a version of veganism to suit everyone. Yet one thing we all have in common is a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish and insects), dairy, eggs and honey - as well as products like leather and any tested on animals.

Vegan nutritional sources
Protein - Lentils, chickpeas, tofu, peas, peanut butter, soy milk, almonds, spinach, rice, whole wheat bread, potatoes, broccoli, kale.
Fat - Vegetable based oils and margarine, nuts, butters made from nuts and seed, avocado and coconut.
Vitamin D - Vitamin D-fortified soy milk and rice milk.
Calcium - Almonds, tofu, soy milk, orange juice, and vegetables like turnips, lady fingers, broccoli.
Zinc - Grains, legumes, and nuts.
Iron - Kidney beans, soybeans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, millet,and green leafy vegetables.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Flaxseed, flaxseed oil, canola oil, tofu, soybeans, and walnuts.

Health benefits of going vegan
- Helps you reduce weight since a vegan diet has less fat and is low in calories
- Can regulate blood pressure
- Benefits those with heart problems
- Increases immunity and is thus said to reduce cancer risk
- Is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals
- No preservatives in a vegan diet benefits the skin and leaves you refreshed
- Is environment and eco-friendly

For more facts about veganism and why it is the most healthiest diet visit Top 15 Facts To Prove Why The Vegan Diet Is Superior