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What kinds of foods are OK to eat if you are on a vegan diet?

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On a vegan diet, you can eat foods made from plants, including:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Breads, rice, and pasta
  • Dairy alternatives such as soy milk, coconut milk, and almond milk
  • Vegetable oils

From: What Is a Vegan Diet? WebMD Medical Reference

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Ageing Research Reviews : "What are the roles of calorie restriction and diet quality in promoting healthy longevity?"

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : "Vegetarian diets and the incidence of cancer in a low-risk population."

Gallup: "Snapshot: Few Americans Vegetarian or Vegan."

Harvard Medical School: "Is a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet for You?" "Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution," "Protein," "What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it?"

National Health Service (UK): "The Vegan Diet."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium," "Vitamin B12."

Nutrients : "Beyond meatless, the health effects of vegan diets: Findings from the Adventist cohorts."

National Kidney Foundation: "Plant-Based Diet or Vegetarian Diet -- What is the Difference?"

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on September 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Ageing Research Reviews : "What are the roles of calorie restriction and diet quality in promoting healthy longevity?"

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : "Vegetarian diets and the incidence of cancer in a low-risk population."

Gallup: "Snapshot: Few Americans Vegetarian or Vegan."

Harvard Medical School: "Is a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet for You?" "Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution," "Protein," "What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it?"

National Health Service (UK): "The Vegan Diet."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Calcium," "Vitamin B12."

Nutrients : "Beyond meatless, the health effects of vegan diets: Findings from the Adventist cohorts."

National Kidney Foundation: "Plant-Based Diet or Vegetarian Diet -- What is the Difference?"

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on September 23, 2019

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