By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:14:57 PM.
As mentioned above, many people can benefit from adding more raw foods to their diets, assuming their digestive systems tolerate them well. You don’t have to follow a strict raw vegan food diet to reap the benefits of eating more plant foods. “Raw foods” in the context of a vegetarian/vegan diet consist of those that have not been heated over 46º C or 115º F. Some of the best raw foods to include in your diet often include:All kinds of raw fruits and vegetables, Sprouts, Nuts and seeds, Roots and root vegetables (squashes included), fresh herbs,Raw spices,Seaweeds,Sprouted whole grains,Soaked legumes or beans,Fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
While some meat‐eaters stereotype the motivations of vegetarians, the truth is the decision to adopt a meat-free diet is a complex, multi-faceted dietary choice. People of all ages and backgrounds are vegetarians. People who follow a vegetarian diet never eat meat, fish or poultry. Instead, they rely on a variety of plant-based foods for good health and eating enjoyment. There are many types of vegetarians. Some eat dairy foods, such as cheese or eggs, while others abstain entirely from any food product that comes from an animal. A lacto-ovo vegetarian, for example, consumes milk and dairy foods, eggs, grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds, but abstains from meat, fish and poultry. A lacto-vegetarian follows a similar diet, but does not eat eggs. Meanwhile, a vegan stays away from animal-based products entirely, which, in addition to meat, also includes milk and dairy products, lard, gelatin and foods with ingredients from animal sources. Some vegans also do not eat honey.
Far too often people shrug off the idea of vegan‐ism for fear of missing a particular food, or they try vegan-ism but end up giving it up in it’s entirety for similar reasons. This is often the result of jumping into vegan-ism too quickly with too little preparation. That’s why it is so important to take the transition at a pace that works for you so that it’s sustainable. Learn the ins and outs of how the particular food is produced – this is often enough to turn you off the food for good. Cut out all barrier foods at once. Most people find that cravings for these foods only last a few short weeks and then they subside.