What is a vegan diet?
Veganism means consuming only plant-based foods (such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, and grains). Vegans do not eat foods sourced from animals, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, and honey.
Animal sources tend to be more abundant in the essential amino acids, whereas most plant sources lack this variety. For these reasons vegetarians, especially vegans, need to carefully plan the variety in their diets to ensure they are getting adequate types of the different amino acids from plant sources. Soy is one of the best plant sources of the amino acids.
A vegan diet is richly diverse and comprises all kinds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans, and legumes. What's more, these can be mixed and matched in so many different ways that you'll never get bored!
Even better, with the WW program a most vegan-friendly foods are also ZeroPoint™ foods - which means you don’t have to track them. From vegan breakfast ideas to vegan protein sources, here are some delicious vegan recipes you can enjoy on WW.
Vegan foods on the ZeroPoint foods list:
- Most fruits (except avocado and coconut)
- Most vegetables (except certain starchy ones, like potatoes)
- Legumes (including beans, chickpeas, and lentils)
Plain, unsweetened soy yoghurt