There are lots of reasons people decide to adopt veganism. Whether it’s ethical concerns, religious principles, to decrease their ecological footprint or to be a bit healthier – there are many benefits to a plant-based diet. These include improved heart health, faster short-term weight loss, enhanced blood sugar control, less joint pain, and a decreased risk of cancer.
The vegan diet is an eating plan that eliminates all animal products, including meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and honey. It should include a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats.
If you’re thinking about giving it a try, here is a sample vegan shopping list to help get you started. As well as all the vegetables and fruit, you could also try.
Whole grains: Barley, Brown rice, Buckwheat, Bulgar, Farro, Oats, Quinoa, Sorghum.
Bread and pasta: Brown rice pasta, Whole-wheat pasta, Sprouted bread-like Ezekiei, Brown rice wraps.
Nuts: Almonds, Brazil nuts, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Macadamia nuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pistachios, Walnuts.
Seeds: Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Hemp seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds
Legumes: Black beans, Chickpeas, Kidney beans, Lentils, Navy beans, Pinto beans.
Soy products: Tempeh, Tofu.
Protein powders: Pea protein powder, Brown rice protein, Hemp protein.
Milk substitutes: Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Flax, Oat, Rice, and Soy milk.
Yoghurt substitutes: Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Flax, and Soy yoghurts.
Vegan cheese: Vegan Parmesan cheese – shredded and sliced varieties.
Egg alternatives: Aguafaba, Arrowroot powder, Chia seeds, Cornstarch, Flax meal, Prepackaged Vegan egg substitute, Silken tofu.
Healthy fats: Avocados, Avocado oil, Coconut oil, Flax oil, Olive oil, Unsweetened Coconut, Tahini.
Snack foods: Edamame, Dark chocolate, Dried fruit, Fruit leather, Hummus, Nut butter, Pita chips, Popcorn, Roasted chickpeas, Seaweed crisps.