A vegan lifestyle completely avoids the use and consumption of animal products. Vegans eat a plant based food, with nothing coming from animals, no meat, milk, eggs, honey, leather, wool, silk and other animal products. Milk contains far too much fat and protein for humans. And eggs are higher in cholesterol than any other food. Veganism is known to boost immune systems and facilitate weight loss. The word vegan was coined by Donald Watson in 1944. He combined the first three and last two letters of vegetarian to form vegan, which he saw as the beginning and end of vegetarian. Donald Watson, also founded The Vegan Society in the same year. Vegan foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans, are low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are rich in fiber and nutrients. Vegans can get all the protein they need from legumes and grains. A vegan diet can provide all the nutrients we were taught in school came only from animal products. Most vegans also avoids products that are tested on animals. Some of the famous vegans include: Olympic track star Carl Lewis, comedians Weird Al Yankovic, Keenan Ivory Wayans and Kevin Nealon, and Coretta Scott King.
ABOUT VEGETARIAN TIMES
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)
If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.
—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)