Heres a taste of the irresistible vegan dishes youll find in our recipe library. Be sure to check out The Full Helpings vegan cooking hacks to make the most of your time in the kitchen.
In addition to not eating meat, poultry or fish like vegetarians, vegans also avoid other animal products and by-products like eggs, dairy products and honey and foods that contain these products.
Whats the benefit? A plant-based diet is so good for you. Vegans typically consume less saturated fat and cholesterol and more fiber and phytochemicals than standard diet followers. Add positive links between veg-based diets and lower levels of diabetes, obesity and more, and youve got a way of eating worth cheering for.
The key to a nutritionally sound vegan diet is variety. A healthy and balanced vegan diet includes fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. Below are some tips to help you navigate shopping and meal planning.
Reputable sources for detailed information on a complete vegan diet include The Vegetarian Resource Group, Mayo Clinic and Oldways Vegetarian and Vegan Food Pyramid. Be sure to check in with your health-care provider before starting any new diet.
Sure you know to avoid animal products, but sometimes, foods you wouldnt normally associate with animals contain their by-products. Watch for:
In addition to food products, cosmetics and soaps can also be derived from animal products. Check labels carefully.
Animal-derived ingredients are commonly found in supplements, so look for capsule and softgel products that say vegi-caps or highlight plant-derived sources on the label. Or ask a Whole Body team member for help. Here are some things to watch for:
In addition to the foods listed above, these products can make vegan cooking and eating easier:
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