(US/md) Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning
- [Baltimore Sun - opinion]
As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are
contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can
seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the
proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at MedStar
Good Samaritan Hospital, said the transition can be done with proper
What is vegan and how is it different from being a vegetarian?
Vegans exclude all meat, fish, dairy, and eggs, meaning no animal
products at all. Some vegans choose to avoid consuming animal
products, while others avoid using animal products completely. For
example, they may also avoid the use of fur, leather, wool, down, and
cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.
Does age matter when considering the transition to vegan? For
instance, is it safe for children to become vegans?
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