A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-derived foods. Vegans don’t use or consume any animals or animal products including flesh (land or sea animals), milk, eggs, or honey.
No, not at all. The raw food movement is separate from the vegan movement, though there is obviously some overlap — some vegans are “raw vegans” who eat both vegan and raw. Many, many vegans, however, eat cooked food, and you shouldn’t equate raw and vegan at all.
– The 7-day vegan diet will act as a cleanse/detox for your body.
– It will also help you to shift a few of those pounds you have been trying to lose.
– People on a vegan food diet have reported more energy as their body is using less of its resources to digest food.
Not necessarily. Just like with non-vegan diets, it’s totally up to you. Many vegans eat convenience food (restaurants, frozen vegan food, canned, etc.). Many vegans cook everything themselves. Most do some combination, just like everyone else.
– You can eat whole foods which include:
– Whole, fresh, ripe fruit
– Leafy greens, sprouts
– Nuts and seeds
– Organic whenever possible
– Prepackaged processed foods
– Dairy, eggs or any animal based products
Smoothies and juices are a great way to complement your vegan diet.
Honey is probably the product most frequently mistaken as vegan-friendly. There is a common misconception that honey bees make their honey especially for us, but this couldn’t be much further from the truth.
Honey is made by bees for bees, and their health is sacrificed when it is harvested by humans. Importantly, harvesting honey does not correlate with The Vegan Society’s definition of veganism, which seeks to exclude not just cruelty, but exploitation.
This is purely a matter of taste (and allergies if you have them). Each kind of milk tastes different, and if you’re used to cow’s milk, they probably won’t taste as good as what you’re used to. You can try Almond, Coconut, Soy or Rice.
See video on how to make Almond Milk.
We will be providing you with a number of vegan recipes that you can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will also be a number of smoothie and juice recipes for you to try.
As you will be on a vegan diet, you will be using your normal cooking utensils. However, i you intend to make smoothes or juries, you will need a juicer or blender.
See the blog post on entitled: Which Juicer Or Blender Shall I buy?
There is no cost to join in the challenge. The 7-day challenges are created and provided as part of my mission to health make health a habit for as many people as I can.
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I will also be inviting some experts in vegan food eating to contribute recipes, tips and ideas that will assist you on your 7-day vegan diet challenge journey.
See Vegan Questions Answered by Vegan expert Lorraine Palmer
While you’re on your 7-day vegan journey just be super gentle with yourself and remember to drink lots of water.