What Do Vegans Eat?
Vegan Definition - What is a Vegan Diet?
A person who calls themselves a vegan avoids eating all animal products and all animal by-products.
Translation: no beef, pork, lamb, veal, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, cream, cream cheese.
Following a vegan diet also means avoiding foods that contain any animal products or animal by-products. Example: bread made with milk, veggie burgers made with egg whites, crackers made with cheese, protein shakes/bars that contain whey (milk) protein, etc.
If that makes your head spin and you're unsure of what you SHOULD eat on a vegan diet, read on. I'm a registered dietitian and I'll give you lots of healthy menu suggestions and tips on how to follow a vegan diet.
What Do Vegans Eat?What Is a Vegan Diet
Is honey vegan you may be wondering? Maybe. It depends on who you ask. The question remains unsolved to this day despite being fiercly debated for decades within the vegan community.
Technically, honey is an animal (insect) by-product. However, some will argue that bees aren't treated inhumanely in the production of honey and thus it's deemed OK. Read more about the vegan definition of honey.
Vegan Definition: Beyond Food
A person may become a vegan for a number of reasons including health and/or animal rights issues. In the latter case, a person may also choose to avoid any products tested on animals, or any clothing (or furniture) made from animals.
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