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veganism

 [ve´gan-izm, vej´ah-nizm]
adherence to a strictly vegetable diet, with exclusion of all food of animal origin.

veganism

The consumption of a vegetarian diet completely devoid of animal proteins—i.e., meat, fish, dairy products and eggs.

Pros
Vegetarians tend to have lower BMIs, risk of obesity, cholesterol, homocysteine, blood pressure, occurrence of type-2 diabetes, half the risk of emergency appendectomy, and a lower risk of choking on foods that commonly obstruct the upper airway (e.g., fish, meat, poultry and bones).
 
Cons
Veganism may be associated with deficiencies in vitamin B12, as well as vitamin B6, riboflavin, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, iron, iodine and trace minerals, especially in periods of growth (e.g., during childhood, pregnancy or lactation). The high-fibre vegan diet reduces absorption of essential cations by chelating calcium, zinc, iron and trace minerals.

veganism

(vĕj′ă-nĭzm)
A form of vegetarianism in which no forms of animal protein are consumed. The diet is devoid of meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products.

Patient discussion about veganism

Q. Is raw vegan diet good for health? If not, why? Hi I am fond of raw vegan diet. Is raw vegan diet good for health? If not, why?

A. Undoubtedly raw vegan diet promises light weight and healthy bones. Interestingly, individuals’ consuming raw vegan diet has had a low bone mass. People who consumed raw vegan diet have a low body fat, lighter bones, higher levels of vitamin D and reduced levels of inflammatory makers. The underlying risk is that they are more prone to osteoporosis and osteopenia (severe bone loss).

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There are, she believes, three main reasons (apart from celebrity endorsements) that people turn to veganism.
In addition to being more healthy (versus meat-based diets), one main selling point of veganism is that it can supposedly help you lose weight.
Dominika Piasecka, spokesperson for The Vegan Society, said: "The image of veganism is undergoing the most radical change in its history, while shedding some tired, old stereotypes.
t t e iat Dr Burnett suggests that because for most of the recent past veganism was a choice made because a person was against animal cruelty, others might feel that the implication is that those who do eat meat or dairy products are cruel.
Street peaceful/artistic demonstration on veganism and animal cruelty.
Many regard 2018 as the year that veganism moved out of the realms of counter-culture and into the mainstream.
When asked how veganism can be promoted in a country whose diet is rich in meat, he said different approaches should be adopted.
"Veganism is the fastest growing lifestyle choice of this new century and many people are adapting a more ethical and cruelty free life."
Pythagoras, the philosopher responsible for the triangles, was one of the first proponents of veganism on the basis that wise humans should be kind to all animals.
At noon there's a question and answer session on veganism and at 3.30pm there will be a tea drinking and meditation session.