Veganism is a strict vegetarian variation, although, in fact, this is not the case. The strictest kind of vegetarianism – it is rather a raw food diet, that is eating only unprocessed foods.
Recently, the number of adherents of veganism increases. The movement has become fashionable and popular. Sold millions of copies of the publication about healthy diets do not get tired to sing odes of praise to dietary principles of nutrition, which denies the eating of meat and eggs, fish and milk. In general, all the food with the slightest relation to the animals. Hollywood stars, such as Demi Moore, adhere to vegetarians, guided by various reasons – some vegans do not eat animal products out of love for our younger brothers, others do not eat it because of the fear to gain weight.
The optimally balanced vegan diet is characterized by certain advantages, for example, the lack of heavy animal fats and
Vegan food excludes not only meat, fish, poultry, milk, and eggs.
In addition to these foods, vegan supporters, do not eat, do not wear or use:
– All things, in the manufacture of which, were used natural leather and silk, fur and wool and other animal material;
– Natural honey;
– By-products, which contain ingredients of animal products such as gelatin;
– Products which are used in the production of animal components, such as refined sugar or alcoholic beverages;
– Products that have passed the tests on animals, for example, natural cosmetics.
There is a list of so-called relative vegan ingredients that may or may not be made from animal products, such as food colorings and preservatives. Opinions here are different.
Foods for vegetarians.
- the high content of starch: pasta, cereal, all grains, all grain legumes (soy, beans, peas), potatoes, artichokes, nuts;
• low starch content: avocados, cauliflower, carrots, beets, turnips, dates, figs;
• do not contain starch: broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, chicory, lettuce, spinach, celery, sorrel, squash, asparagus, radishes, green onions, parsley, green beans, garlic, peppers, cucumbers, onions, green peas, tomatoes, pumpkin, leek;
• do not contain starch fruits such as peaches, pears, oranges, apricots, mango, cherry, strawberry, watermelon, lemon, red currant, black cherry, melon, gooseberry, plum, mango, grapefruit, blackberry, raspberry, pineapple, grapes.
Proponents of vegetarianism daily use the following products:
1. Vegetables (fruits, roots, leaves).
2. Fruit (half an hour before a meal – not later!).
4. Nuts (peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds) and oilseeds.
In food for vegetarians, the main space is reserved for vegetables – one is 3/5 daily diet. Vegetables fit the human body best because they contain all the necessary ingredients: cellulose, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. But as the nutritional value of vegetables is not the same, it is necessary to use in its various menu combinations.
What makes vegetables these essential in a vegetarian? They contain free organic acid. These acids, along with pectin, protect the intestine from fermentation and putrefaction, and fiber – also found in fruits – helps bowel movement. Free organic acids, thus, allow the vegetables to support the colon clean and healthy. For this reason, the vegan grocery list cannot be attributed to the food, which is only suitable for vegetarians – they should be in the diet of every person who is attentive to their health.