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VEGAN DIET: AN EMERGING TREND

There is always a transformation going in ones life. People move from better to best looking for the alternatives that suits them, fits their needs perfectly and aligns with their core choices. Be it  related to your  college, career, or lifestyle.  The transformation we adopt either affects us in a good or bad manner. The changes that are adopted by people are often associated with the surroundings they are living in.

We have recently heard about a new trend associated with the diet plan. A diet plan that is entirely based on plant produce and completely eliminates animal produce from the diet . This diet is called vegan diet, is adopted by many of us today. This diet have many advantages and disadvantages associated with it. These advantages and disadvantages varies from person to person as everyone body responds differently to the change.

Switching to vegan diet is a slow and steady process. You have to incorporate the changes step by step, not all of the sudden. These step you take depends upon the response of your body to the diet. Vegan diet is not vegetarian diet, both the words differ from one and another.

  • WHY VEGAN DIET?

Different people have different reasons to choose vegan diet. These reasons may vary from the person to person depending on their perspective. Some people choose vegan diet because they believe that any product obtained from animals is not appropriate to consume because animals are innocent to be slaughtered. Some believe in healthy lifestyle as vegan diet is enriched in different vitamins and minerals it  contains  quite less amount of saturated fats, which results in heart diseases. A vegan diet reduces the risk of heart diseases and type-2 diabetes. This diet is also responsible for lower blood pressure. Moreover, this diet is easy on your purse.

 

  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VEGAN AND TRADITIONAL DIET:

A vegan diet is one which is entirely based on plant produce, people who are following vegan diet does not consume any produce from animal and also they do not use any thing made by animal source. It cuts on products like meat and dairies. On contrary, traditional diet is the one which is inspired by different cultures and includes vast products to choose from be it be plant produce or animal produce includes all types of meat, diaries and plant produce as well. People following traditional diet can have  multiple nutrients from different food sources where the ones following vegan diet have to work smart and find the beat possible substitute for the different nutrients.

  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN DIET:

A vegetarian diet can fall into different categories depending upon the type of food consumptions. There are following vegetarian diets

Lacto-vegetarian:
This diet includes dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt and butter but excludes meat, fish, poultry and eggs.

Ovo-vegetarian:
This diet does not includes meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products but it allows consumption of eggs.

Lacto-ovo vegetarian:
This diet does not includes meat, fish and poultry but it allows dairy products and eggs.

Pescatarian:
This diet does not include meat and poultry, dairy and eggs but it allows fish.

Pollotarian:
This diet includes poultry but does not includes meat,diary and fish

Vegan is also a type of vegetarian diet that exclude meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products and foods that contain these products.

  • HOW VEGAN DIET AFFECTS BODY?

Like every other thing whether its related to our surroundings or is part of our personal life its affects us somehow. Similarly, the food we consume and the diet plan we follow affects our body. The transition to vegan  may responds differently to ones body when compared with other person. It’s not necessary that the two people will undergo similar changes while adopting it but there are few common changes that everyone will undergo.

As vegan diet does not involve any product associated with animals like eggs, beef, pork and fish. Their produce is responsible for production of  Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) which is linked with the risks of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disorder. Switching to vegan diet eliminates this risk, also the instant inflammation caused by eating animal food is decreased and it also of reduces the cholesterol level of the body.

Vegan diet is high in fiber as it includes beans, lentils etc these products helps in digestion and may results in increase in number of bathroom tours.

  • DOES IT FULFILL NUTRITION VALUE?

Adopting vegan diet means that you are cutting on all the produce from animals that includes diary. Missing out on some food products means that you will be missing out on some essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. To get these nutrients in appropriate amount there may be need of additional supplements.

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