Thursday, July 24, 2008

What is a Vegan Diet anyway??

What is a Vegan Diet?

A vegan diet is a diet that DOES NOT contain any animal products. Animal products include flesh and other body parts from cows, chickens and other birds, pigs, fish, etc. Animal products also include milk and milk products, and eggs. A Vegan diet contains absolutely no cholesterol and produces significantly less free radicals in general (these are both risk factors for heart disease and other diseases). A vegan diet does not include any animal proteins. Animal proteins are particularly acid forming and contribute to osteoporosis, arthritis, gout, kidney problems, cancers and aging in general. A Vegan diet contains all nutrients required my human beings including proteins, amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

People's can thrive on a Vegan diet and many competitive athletes are Vegans.

Many Vegans also do not use products that have been tested on animals or engage in other things that hurt or kill animals (such as the wearing of fur, leather, etc.)

No comments: