There are lots of different ways of being vegan. In principle, vegans eat purely plant-based food – which means no meat or fish, no dairy products or eggs, etc. Read on for a few different examples of the vegan lifestyle:
Those on the vegan raw food diet are limited to – as the name suggests – raw foods that are not heated. The idea is that this diet preserves the heat-sensitive vitamins, trace elements and minerals in foodstuffs. There is however one exception: you can heat raw food up to 42 degrees.
Those on the organic vegan diet eat only fully organic products. The focus here is on the quality and origin of the food. When following this diet, it is important to make sure that the organic products do not come from sources that are also involved in the meat and/or dairy industry, and that no animal fertilisers have been used during production.
The fruitarian diet is an extreme form of veganism. Fruitarians want to help nature by harming neither animals nor plants. This means that they only eat plant products that do not damage the plant they come from. These include fruit, nuts and seeds, as well as tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc.
Junk food vegans follow a vegan diet but mainly eat highly processed industrial products. These include ready-made products, processed fish and meat alternatives, vegan snacks and much more. Junk food vegans follow a vegan lifestyle primarily for ethical reasons and have an unbalanced diet.