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What is a vegan?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
A vegan diet is the strictest form of vegetarian diets. It is one that is plant-based and excludes all animal products including dairy and eggs. A vegan diet includes whole grains, lean plant-based proteins such as beans, lentils, tofu, nuts, seeds, heart-healthy fats, fruits and vegetables. Before you transition to a vegan diet it would be a good idea to consult with a registered dietitian specializing in vegetarian nutrition to better assess your needs and help you adequately plan/meet your nutritional needs.

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