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The Vegan Diet

Have you considered losing weight and also adjusting your lifestyle? Has the constant and current low quality of meat and dairy, along with the moral questions of consuming these products got you thinking? If so, the Vegan diet might be the diet and lifestyle for you. The Vegan Diet is a lifestyle or philosophy that excludes the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. While many people usually decide to go on a Vegan Diet for their concerts about the ethical commitment surrounding animal rights, the diet can be extremely healthy if done properly. The Vegan Diet can be a healthy alternative to the everyday fast food diet because it makes people be more conscious about what they put into their bodies, and they also end up eating many more fruits and vegetables. People who are on the Vegan Diet make up between .2 and 1.3 percent of the United States and Vegan Diets make up the diets of .25- 2.25 percent of the United Kingdom population.

Many people who are on a Vegan diet lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle because they eat organic foods that are free of pesticides and other chemicals, and they also make sure they eat a proper amount of protein and vitamins because they are harder to get when you are a vegan. People who are not on a Vegan Diet assume that they are getting all the nutrients they want, but unfortunately all the fried chicken and fast food burgers are not full of anything except carbs and fat.

A vegan still needs calcium and protein. Protein can be found in many non-animal sources, such as nuts and beans (black beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas, for example). Calcium can be obtained from vegetable as well as dairy sources, but it's a good idea for vegans (and for anyone) to take a good daily multivitamin to supplement the nutritional value of food.

If you are planning on going on a Vegan Diet, it is important to get the nutrition and vitamins that are usually provided in meat products. This can be done, but it does take some getting used too. So go ahead, join the Vegan Diet.

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