A vegan diet is a diet that avoids all animal products. There are many ethical reasons that people choose a vegan diet for, but also for health reasons, too. A vegan diet is overall better for your body, makes weight loss or the maintaining of weight easier and offers better protection against chronic diseases.
What is a vegan diet?
Essentially, vegans are vegetarians that have taken their eating habits one step further and have cut out all animal products. Vegans are committed to eating more plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds. In addition, most vegans cut out ultra-processed foods such as sugar and white carbs.
What do vegans eat?
When speaking of veganism and going vegan, many people who are new to the concept often believe that they will starve if they go vegan. This idea could not be further from the truth. Vegans have a wide variety of food choices available, and these days, most restaurants feature menu items catering to vegans.
To give an example, when you become a vegan, breakfast instead of eating bacon and fried eggs could be oatmeal, fruit and nuts. Lunch might be a veggie-packed salad with beans while dinner could feature tofu, sweet potatoes, crunchy vegetables and slices of fresh fruit.
Examples of the types of food that vegans eat include:
- Nuts and seeds
- Whole grains
- Nut milks and nut butters
- Dried fruits and vegetables
- Fresh herbs
- All sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables
Health benefits of eating vegan
Studies have shown that eating vegan is better for the heart and the waistline. Changing one’s diet to favor plants instead of a diet that is high in sugar, refined carbs, dairy and meat cuts back on calories which is great for those watching their figures. A vegan diet is also good for gut health as consuming a plant-based diet loads the gut up with probiotics which help to maintain a healthy gut environment. A plant-based vegan diet is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients.
Vegan for One Week: Take the Challenge
Interested in veganism, but don’t know where to start? Take the challenge! Santosa challenges you to Eat Vegan for One Week. It’s a fun way to try a vegan diet and learn about your health.
Vegan for One Week: Take the Challenge
Being vegan isn’t difficult. It’s just learning to eat in a much healthier way.
What are the rules?
- No meat, poultry, seafood, eggs or dairy for one week (7 days)
- Announce to your friends, family and social media followers that you are doing the challenge
Tag Santosa Detox & Wellness Center or Santosa Vegan Restaurant on Instagram, and don’t forget our dedicated hashtags:
#santosaveganchallenge #veganchallenge #santosavegan
Ready to start? All you have to do is make a commitment! Replace all non-vegan food items with loads of fresh fruit, delicious vegetables and whole grains. The more plant-based your Vegan for One Week Challenge can be the better!
This challenge is easy and fun, plus we have some great prizes based on Vegan For One Week Challenge social media posts.
1st Prize: Healthy Eating Program for 3 days including accommodation
2nd Prize: One Day Relax
3rd Prize: Vegan Buffet Voucher for 4 PAX
Follow along next week during the Vegan One Week Challenge for special announcements!
Start Date: Monday 28 August 2017
Finish Date: Sunday 3 September 2017
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
+66 (0) 76 330 600
3 Soi Plak Che2, Patak Road, Karon,
Amphoe Muang, Phuket, Thailand, 83130
Full Fast Program
Full fast is a full cleanse program specially designed to enable maximum results. You will have no food / no juice but only drink water with cleanses drinks and nutrition supplements. Participants of this program will be subjected to the most powerful, yet natural, body detoxification processes. This program is suitable for those who have detoxification experience and are determined to go deeper for cleanse. A thorough pre-cleanse is also important for the full fast.
Juice Fast Program
Juice fast is a cleanse program to nourish and detoxify the body by drinking fresh fruits and vegetable juice. The key is to hydrate and nourish your cells with the correct vitamins, enzymes, minerals
Raw Fast Program
Raw food fast brings together nutritional science and holistic therapies. This program is recommended for guests looking for a