A lot of us have started choosing a vegan or vegetarian diet, whether it is because we want to be healthier, help the environment or end animal exploitation, or all at once, it is already a fact. But what about becoming veggan?
Nearly one in four in the U.S. have cut back on eating meat and in January alone for this 2021 Veganuary, 500,000 people signed up to try veganism, 100,000 more than last year chose to try a vegan diet for a whole month.
Different types of plant-based diets
There are several mostly plant-based diets that people have started adopting. For example, some other people choose a more flexible vegan diet or “flegan,” this means that they are a kind of part-time vegan that sometimes eats animal products at times. Flexible vegans can also be segans –those who eat fish, but no other animal products. Pegans are vegans that eat in a paleo style –people who eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, and eggs and avoid dairy, grains, legumes, sugar, and processed foods. And last but not least, Veggans.
Plant-based eating but including eggs
One of the biggest trends in Flexi-vegan eating is the rise of the vegan diet –i.e.: people who mostly eat vegan but still eat eggs. While for some, going plant-based except for eggs could be a process towards becoming completely vegan, but for others, it’s their go-to diet. But why?
It is a good source of vitamin B12
You can get 100% of your vitamin B12 recommendation in two eggs. Vegan diets don’t contain enough vitamin B12 as it is found in animal products.
It is a good source of protein
Animal-based proteins contain nine essential amino acids that are the building blocks. Beans, grains and other plant-based amino acids lack some of the amino acids, so they need to be combined in a way to complete each meal –it is possible, though. The protein in eggs, however, is complete.
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