Exploring Nutrition Profiles: Vegan & Plant-Based Diets

Vegan | Plant-based Overview

No meat? No cheese? No eggs? …No fun? Not exactly. Before we dive too far into any particular diet, we’re going to need to check our pre-conceived notions at the door. Every nutritional lifestyle comes with its own reputation, whether good or bad. My job is to introduce you to the most unbiased version of each.

Vegan diets consist of eating only plant-based foods and avoiding foods from animals or animal by-products. Some people have a moral conscience against eating animals, while others simply can't digest meat, dairy, and eggs easily. Instead of the latter, vegans opt for fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and seeds.

Cost of a Vegan Diet

The criticism against veganism comes from two corners: "It’s only for rich people"; "You’ll become protein deficient." Our focus for this section is the prior. It’s not only for rich people. Taking into consideration that meat was historically reserved as a...

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