Vegan? OK! Let’s go to discover together where Vegan comes from, which food is eaten and how can our body assimilate proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Vegan has a starting date and place which is in 1944 in England where Vegan Society was created. It reunites all vegetarians that did not eat food hailing from animals. People who decide to eat Vegan eliminate from their nutrition all foods hailing from animals (eggs, cheeses, honey, milk and so on…). This is an ethical choice based on the fact that animals must not be killed or exploited just for satisfying our food necessity.

Principal foods for Vegan nutrition are:

  • Grains (rice, barley, spelt, corn, kamut)
  • Legumes
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Algae
  • Soy’s derived
  • Seitan (derived from gluten and spelt)
  • Vegetable oil

So, proteins are assimilated by legumes, grains and fatty vegetables. A perfect substitute for meat and cheese is tofu, a soy milk’s derived without lactose and rich in vegetable’s proteins. Soy is rich in minerals (calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, iron) and moreover, it contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and Vitamin C. Vegan diet benefits: organism is purified, cholesterol is lower, cardiovascular problems are limited, longevity is high, digestion is better and there is a wellness sensation.

If it is followed regularly with variation eating and by including opportune integrations (like Vitamin B12), Vegan nutrition can be considered well balanced. Anyway, it is important organize the right nutrition and it is important to clarify that it is not adapt to everyone. It is not suggested to whom suffers from celiac because of high presence of gluten, to pregnant women, children and aged men.

And what do you think about? Can we consider Vegan eating a good nutrition or not?