Practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.- Veganism
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Practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat .
As the strictest of vegetarian diets, a vegan diet excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy (and even extends to abstain the use of any animal derived product).
Any material derived from the body of an animal.
Other diets, such as vegan-vegetarian diets and all its subsets exclude any material of animal origin.
Diet consisting mostly or entirely of plant-based foods.
They do not need to be vegan or vegetarian but are defined in terms of low frequency of animal food consumption.
Animal flesh that is eaten as food.
There are nonetheless people who choose to not eat meat (vegetarians) or any animal products (vegans), for reasons such as taste preferences, ethics, environmental concerns, health concerns or religious dietary rules.
Sum of food consumed by a person or other organism.
Many do not eat food from animal sources to varying degrees (e.g. flexitarianism, pescetarianism, vegetarianism, veganism) for health reasons, issues surrounding morality, or to reduce their personal impact on the environment, although some of the public assumptions about which diets have lower impacts are known to be incorrect.
Dairy products or milk products, also known as lacticinia, are food products made from (or containing) milk.
Some people avoid some or all dairy products either because of lactose intolerance, veganism, or other health reasons or beliefs.
Water-soluble vitamin involved in metabolism.
Vegans—people who choose to not consume any animal-sourced foods—are at risk because plant-sourced foods do not contain the vitamin in sufficient amounts to prevent vitamin deficiency.
Medical condition in which the blood and tissue have a lower than normal level of vitamin B12.
In infants of vegans, undetected and untreated deficiency can lead to poor growth, poor development, and difficulties with movement.
Ancient Indian principle of nonviolence which applies to all living beings.
Between the 1st century BCE and 5th century CE, Valluvar emphasized ahimsa and moral vegetarianism as virtues for an individual, which formed the core of his teachings.
Subculture of hardcore punk whose adherents refrain from using alcohol, tobacco, and other recreational drugs, in reaction to the excesses of punk subculture.
For some, this extends to refraining from engaging in promiscuous sex, to following a vegetarian or vegan diet, and to not using caffeine or prescription drugs.