Hey KOKOFoodies, welcome to yet another episode of our tantalising Food section. Hope you were able to try out one of the 3 Easy Recipes on how to prepare the sumptuous Jollof Spaghetti? If yes, do well to let us know what the outcome is. Of course, we trust it will be superb and you must have enjoyed your meal.
Today, we are bringing something special and unique your way, different from all of what we have had on our food segment before. We are sure you will love it, so just relax and read this till the end with an open mind.Have you heard of Veganism or seen a Vegan? Do you know what it is and what it entails? Well, yes or no, the good tiding of going vegan has moved and is on your screen. Here we bring you all the things you need to know about Veh-gah-nee-zim!
Veganism is simply the practice of abstaining from the use of any animal products, particularly in diet. In simple terms, it means not eating beef, pork, poultry, fowl, game, seafood, eggs, dairy, or any other animal products, and not using animal products for any other use. It is a type of diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients or foods processed using animal products.
A person who follows the philosophy of this diet is called a Vegan. Vegans do not wear animal-derived materials either, like leather, fur, silk or wool, neither do they use products that are made with animal ingredients, or products that are filtered using animal parts, which include some white sugars, wines and beers.
The term was coined by Donald Watson, the founder of the Vegan Society in 1944. He simply took the first and last letters of the word vegetarian to create the word; Vegan. This is to draw a clear distinction between vegetarians who still ate dairy and vegans who didn’t.You certainly must be wondering why so much advertisement and why we are bringing this to you. Well, it is certainly because of the benefits you will stand to derive from knowing and venturing into Veganism. But who would be a Vegan if it wasn’t healthy? And why will we introduce you to it if is not beneficial to you. Let’s quickly consider some facts on Veganism.
Eating a vegan diet is conducive to optimal health, and is capable of preventing, and in many cases reversing, some of the deadliest illnesses today, such as heart disease and diabetes (reversing CAD research paper). According to reports, the link between a high meat diet and heart disease is undeniable, as is the link between processed meat (bacon, hot dogs, etc) and cancer. So you see one reason to go the vegan way?
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It has been researched that we do not need milk for healthy bones, as studies show that those with higher milk consumption are more likely to get bone fractures and osteoporosis that those who don’t. Those with the highest dairy product consumption had approximately double the risk of hip fracture compared to those with the lowest consumption.
In addition, Veganism helps one get all the nutrients one need to be healthy, such as plant protein, fiber, and minerals, without having to deal with cholesterol and saturated animal fats. It also helps to keep your weight in check, keeping the excess fat off for good and giving you plenty of energy.
Well-planned vegan diets are also regarded as appropriate for all stages of life, including during infancy and pregnancy, by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Harvard Medical School, and the British Dietetic Association.
Now, because of these health benefits, recommendations, Veganism is growing massively in popularity and we saw the need to bring it to you dearest KOKOFoodie. Henceforth, with our collaboration with Naked Nutrition, a vegan diets manufacturing organisation, we will be bringing you step by step information on how to go the vegan way, including food to eat, a healthy veganism time table and more. There also will be giveaways and other tips on staying Vegan.