WHAT IS VEGANISM?
Veganism is the first ethical step in promoting animal rights in society, rejecting the speciesist idea that animals exist for the use of humans and putting into practice respect for all species.
According to the Vegan Society (from Brazil), Veganism is an ethical way of life that seeks to eliminate all forms of animal exploitation, not only in food, but also in clothing, testing, product composition, work, in entertainment and commerce. Vegans are obviously opposed to hunting and fishing, the use of animals in religious rituals, and any other use of animals.
This way of life is based on respect for animal rights and can be practiced by people of any creed, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Veganism has nothing to do with religious beliefs or musical preferences, nor should it be associated with a particular culture. It is therefore a universal practice.
WHAT DO VEGANS EAT?
People who embrace veganism in their lives, contrary to popular belief, eat very well and in a variety of ways. There are hundreds of naturally vegan foods like rice, beans, legumes, vegetables, nuts, fruits and many others.
Any kind of product of animal origin is excluded from the vegan diet, such as fish, meat, poultry, crustaceans, milk, eggs, honey and so on.
Vegans can eat any kind of plant food, such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, tubers, vegetables, roots, mushrooms, seeds, among others.
By the way, some of the main protein-rich and widely consumed vegan foods are potatoes, almonds, cashews, quinoa, raw oats, lentils, chickpeas, chia, pistachios, collard greens, asparagus and guava.