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What does it mean to be vegan?

plant-based vegan veganism Jan 21, 2021

To be vegan means following a plant-based diet. However, there are some extra complexities that come with this lifestyle, that we need to consider. 


From a nutrition perspective, we can follow a vegan diet and live a perfectly healthy lifestyle. Our bodies are incredibly adaptable and can transition from an omnivore diet to a vegan diet quite easily. However, before making this change, it is essential to ask ourselves a critical question. What is the motive for becoming vegan?


Is it for ethical reasons? Or is it for health reasons?


If it’s for ethical reasons, then there's nothing wrong with becoming vegan. If it's for health reasons, then you need to question the motive behind this. There is no extra benefit transitioning to a fully vegan diet. Sure, you may eat more vegetables, but that is the same number of vegetables you could be eating as part of an omnivore diet. 
You also need to be more aware of what you’re eating, and if you’re having adequate...

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