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Veganism is a way of living which seeks to avoid, as far as possible and practical, the use of animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
At the heart of vegan living is the core principle that animals are not ours to be used. It’s essentially about respecting animals, not causing them harm or using them as property.
Excluded from this diet is anything taken from animals, for example:
Meat, fish and other substances that come directly from killing an animal, such as animal fats and gelatine
Dairy products such as cows milk, cheese and yogurt or goats or sheep milk products
Eggs or foods containing eggs such as Quorn
For a great range of suitable products browse our vegan online shop (just tick the filter on the left of the screen and click 'Go')
Why Choose This Lifestyle?
Living this way appeals for many reasons lots of which fit in with common values that we may already hold:
Wanting to be kind to animals
Not wanting animals to suffer to produce our food
Believing that killing is wrong
Reducing the environmental impact of our chosen lifestyle
Recognising the need for there to be enough food for everyone on the planet
Wanting to have a healthy and nutritious diet
What Should I Do?
The day-to-day basics involve:
eating food made exclusively from non-animal ingredients
wearing clothes which are not made from animals
using cosmetics and household products which do not contain animal ingredients and are not tested on animals
not supporting the use of animals for other purposes, for example horse racing
What Can I Eat?
All kinds of foods!
Such as curries, pizza, casseroles, lasagne, soups, risottos, spicy bean chilli, stir fries, falafel, samosas, bhajis, stews, paella, dhal, toad in the hole, pasta and pesto, quiche, pancakes, tagines, tortilla wraps, chocolate chip cookies, jacket potatoes, cannelloni, noodle soup, stuffed pasta shells, spicy potato wedges, fruit crumble and custard, gnocchi, tagliatelle, salads, shortbread, spring rolls, panini, spaghetti bolognese, sushi, mezze…
All of these dishes and many more can be made using entirely plant-based ingredients and no ingredients derived from animals.
Well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living at all ages and stages of life.
Well-planned diets correspond with many current healthy eating guidelines, such as
eating more fruit and vegetables
eating more wholegrains
eating more fibre
eating less saturated fat
Well-planned diets can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and stroke.
It is important that the diet is ‘well-planned’ because the fact that a food is suitable doesn’t automatically make it healthy.
White bread, chips and fizzy drinks might be suitable but they are not well-planned, in the same way as a diet of burgers and cakes wouldn’t be well-planned either.
Find lots of options for your well planned menu and buy vegan food online for delivery to your door from Real Foods
What About Non-Food Goods?
Shoes and clothes are fairly easy:
Mainly it means avoiding leather, wool, silk and fur so most clothes are vegan.
Leather shoes are still common, but there are also plenty of non-leather shoes available too.
For toiletries, make-up and household goods you must develop a habit of reading the labels! Be aware that 'Not tested on animals' does not mean 'No animal products in the ingredients'
Perhaps you would like to become vegan but cannot afford to replace everything you have that has been made using animal products. Don't let that stop you!
What you do with your existing products is up to you. The main thing is that you do not choose to buy new non-vegan products once you have chosen this lifestyle
With toiletries, cosmetics and household products, the easiest thing is to identify which vegan brands you’re going to replace them with before they run out and you have no way of washing your clothes/yourself, and either replace them as they run out or just buy a batch of new stuff in one go.
Get ideas of what you can buy browsing our vegan online shop (just tick the filter on the left of the screen and click 'Go')