What Is The Vegan Diet?

Knowing that this plan diet does come with benefits for your heart health, over 4% of the U.S. population adheres to a vegan eating regimen

Strict vegans may also choose to avoid animal products, this people have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those following other diets.

Several vegetarian diets (Lacto-ovo and Lacto-vegetarian) have a little more flexibility, allowing some dairy products like eggs, milk, vegan butter, and yogurt.

Types of vegetarian diets

Common forms of vegetarianism vary in what foods they include and exclude:

  • Lacto-vegetarian: excludes meat, fish, poultry, seafood, and eggs, but allow dairy products such as butter, cheese and milk
  • Ovo-vegetarian: excludes poultry, meat, seafood and dairy products but allow eggs
  • Pescatarian: exclude poultry, meat, dairy, and eggs, but includes fish.
The Vegan Diet

The Vegan Diet Food List

Vegan diets tend to include a variety of fruits with different colors, vegetables, whole grains, Lentils, beans, nuts, herbs and spices to maximize nutrient intake.

Herbs and Spices
Whole Grains
Nuts and seeds
Dairy Products
Health Benefits Of The Vegan Diet

Vegetarian diet: Health benefits & tips