People who follow veganism are known as vegans. In Veganism people abstain from eating or drinking products related to animal origin including honey. The difference between vegetaranians and vegans are that vegetarians eat eggs, dairy products and so on whereas vegans stay away from it. The different vegan categories are Dietary vegans who refrain from eating products which is animal derived. Ethical vegans strictly follow a vegan diet and oppose the use of any animal products for all purpose. They believe that harvesting and farming of animals are environmentally unsustainable.
Vegan also do not use animal by products like leather, silk, fur, cosmetics, wool and soaps derived from animals products. Vegans are often called eaters who are not in the mainstream with a passion for animal rights. It is time to see that vegan diet and style of living goes well beyond animal rights. The strict following of 17 days diet plan for vegans can prevent a host of major diseases which strikes people around the world.
Some of the health and nutritional benefits of vegan diet are
- Reducing or eliminating saturated fats can improve cardiovascular health.
- Carbohydrates give more energy to the body by burning muscle tissue.
- Colon cancer can be eliminated by eating a diet with high fiber.
- Seeds, nuts and leafy greens can provide excellent magnesium for good health.
- Food with high potassium content reduces cancer and cardiovascular diseases by balancing the water content and acidity in the body which in turn stimulated the kidney.
- Vitamin B, C and E is an important part of vegan diet helps in developing red and white cells, cell repair, protecting cell damage, boosting immune system, protecting your heart, skin and brain and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Vegan diet can prevent diseases like cardiovascular disease, Cholesterol, Blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, Prostate cancer, Colon cancer, Breast cancer, and Macular degeneration, Cataracts, Arthritis and Osteoporosis. Apart from disease prevention and good nutrition, vegan food also provides physical benefits like Body Mass Index, Weight loss, Energy, Healthy skin, Longer life, Body odor, Bad breath, hair, nails, PMS, migraines and allergies.
To kick start a vegan diet for 7 days can be as follows
Breakfast: Oatmeal made with green Apple.
Lunch: Tomato lentil soup with Balsamic Zucchini Sandwiches.
Snack: Oatmeal made with Apple or banana bites.
Dinner: Fettuccine with Grilled peas, Asparagus and Lemon and Baked and Marinated Chickpeas.
Breakfast: Banana, berries, Cereal and plant milk.
Lunch: Tomato lentil soup curried tomato sundried wrap and hummus.
Snack/Dessert: Banana smoothie with ginger.
Dinner: Moroccan bean stew made with sweet potato with couscous.
Breakfast: Oatmeal made with green Apple
Lunch: Chip salad made with blue corn.
Snack: Green or Red Bell Pepper strips
Dinner: Black bean chili and mixed green salad.
Breakfast: Banana, berries, Cereal and plant milk
Lunch: whole-grain bread, Vegan soup with fresh thyme basil with Hummus.
Snack: apple and Carrots.
Dinner: Kale, Quick bean chili and lentils.
Breakfast: Smoothie made with bananas and berries.
Lunch: Shiitake mushroom with miso soup.
Snack: Raw veggies or baked tortilla chips and mango salsa.
Dinner: Rice beans, fresh vegetables, tortillas (Mexican).
Breakfast: Facon Bacon with fennel and cumin seeds and spice pancakes.
Lunch: Portobello fajitas and fennel and orange salad.
Dinner: Brown rice and chick pea ratatouille.
Breakfast: Tofu Breakfast Scramble with potato.
Lunch: Tomato salad with artichoke hearts.
Dinner: Couscous with peas and carrots with cauliflower with tamari and garlic.
The 7 days diet plan for vegans can be completed using the following food items like using stir fried vegetables, whole wheat bread, dates, macroni, spaghetti, tofu lasagna, rice pudding, vegetable burgers and pumpkin casseroles. Repeat this 3 times the most. After that we recommend you a slight rest of one week.