Going Vegan- The New Trend

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Going Vegan- The New Trend

No Comments 02 February 2011

Have you heard? The whole world is going vegan! Well, not quite. But more and more, people are turning to veganism as a healthy way of life.

Veganism in a nutshell, is a diet without any animal products or bi-products– no meats, no dairy, no eggs. Some “black belt vegans” don’t even consume honey or wear leather, wool, or silk.

This might sound limiting, but if you’re a foodie, you can really get creative and put together delicious, satisfying and health-boosting meals.  In fact, your repertoire might actually grow!

The video above is great snack for a beginner  -Easy Roasted Chickpeas!

Nowadays we are lucky to live in an age where there is a tasty substitute for every animal based product. Now, some people love fake meats (me!), while others despise them with a fiery passion and stick with the basics — making the most of grains, fruits and vegetables. That, of course, is okay too.

The benefits of giving up animal products are many. Veganism has been proven to help combat high cholesterol and high blood pressure, diabetes and various cancers!

Vegan foods are, by nature, cholesterol free, and a diet based on grains, roots, fruits, vegetables, nuts and beans make you smarter, more attractive and immortal. Okay maybe that last part was a bit of hyperbole, but if you do it right you will feel noticeable better (if a bit gassy at first. Be forewarned, this can be a side effect of changes in diet.), Get enough protein from tofu, seitan and other meat substitutes, and animals everywhere will be extra nice to you (They can smell it, I swear).

Wondering what the difference is between vegan and vegetarian? Check Dr. Weil’s daily blog for answers.

Whether you’re just interested in sampling veganism or are committing to it forever, there are a loads of books to peruse,

kosher vegan foods to taste , and kosher vegan restaurants to try.

There are a ton of delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes HERE on The New York Times website.

For great breakfast ideas check out the kitchn’s 10 Vegan Breakfast Ideas.

And last but not least, if you are seriously contemplating never eating meat again, then read this.

What do you think of the vegan trend? Comment below!

Andrea Wachner

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