Being a vegan is a lifestyle choice and a philosophy as well as a diet. A vegan does not eat anything that is of animal origin.
To be considered as a healthy vegan, a vegan diet should include daily consumption of a variety of foods from all the plant groups, such as grains, legumes, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, plant oils, herbs and spices. To maximize the nutritional value of your diet, vegans should choose whole, organic, minimally processed foods, and go easy on highly processed foods( eg: processed soya).Vegans must pay attention to their intake of vitamin B12 since this vitamin occurs primarily in animal foods and it’s deficiency can cause a variety of health problems. A healthy vegan diet requires good planning, food combining and balance. Try out these tasty and nutritious EatWell recipes which are tasty, well- balanced and can add variety to your diet.