What Is A Vegan Diet?

If you're who are thinking of switching to Vegan or who, like me are aware of the environmental and health advantages of a plant-based diet but aren't quite convinced to stop eating animal products, it's first important to understand what being a vegan is.

Based on your personal opinions, the term "vegan" may invoke many thoughts and feelings ranging from healthful and ethical as well to hogwash an all-time favorite, granola-crunching, tree-hu.

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Whichever end or spectrum of it you locate yourself, it's impossible to argue that veganism is being increasingly accepted by the medical profession and the general public.

Modern-day veganism, as some claim was born in England in 1944 when Donald Watson and Elsie Shrigley established The Vegan Society. 

In fact, it was Watson who invented"vegan", the word that is now commonly used to describe "vegan" using the three initial letters and the last two letters in the word "vegetarian". The Vegan Society defines veganism as:

"an approach and method of living that strives to prevent as far as feasible and practical – all kinds of exploitation, and cruelty to animals to obtain food, clothing, or for any other reason and, consequently encourages the creation and application of alternatives that are animal-free to the benefit of people, animals as well as the natural environment. 

In terms of diet, it is the practice of eliminating any products that are derived entirely or partially by animals."