What is Vegan ?


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Vegan is the type of diet and lifestyle in which vegetarian nutrition becomes a culture where no animal product is preferred in anyway . It is known that it was derived from the word Vegetarian by Elsie Shrigley and Donald Watson in 1944. By removing the meat as the main element in people's living and / or nutrition areas from their preferences, approaches to meeting the main nutritional structure with herbal food and herbal products are called as "Vegan" or "Veganism".

Vegans do not consume any animal foods, including, honey, dairy products and eggs and they base this diet on environmental and ethical grounds besides the living healthily. In veganism, it rejects meat and dairy products, eggs and honey, as well as non-food products of animal origin, such as leather, suede, wool and silk. In veganism, although there are reasons such as protecting the environment, healthy nutrition, religious beliefs, the main philosophy is explained as "Respect for Animals".

Herbal food preferences in veganism differ according to different beliefs. These differences include only vegetables, fruits, cereals and legumes in nutrition, while some are only made with cereal products. Although there are a wide variety of diets today, it is also known that there are groups that feed by only fruits and, vegetables that are considered to be fruits, in this culture, which is generally grouped with similar characteristics. Vegan nutrition foods, chickpeas, lentils, peas, beans, kidney beans, vegetables, all green plants, soy products, unprocessed nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.), dried fruits, vegetable oils (olive and olive oil, flaxseed oil , walnut oil, peanut oil, hazelnut oil, etc.), cereals (rice, oats, quinoa, couscous, bulgur, corn, etc.), dark chocolate, tofu, soy products and and types where these products are used pizza, cookies, meatballs, hamburgers and desserts.

Vegans do not prefer animal origin structures in non-food, textile, shoes, leather products, chemical and cosmetic products, energy, medicine and tourism. These preferences for organizations have started to present vegan products in the mentioned sectors.

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