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Although 100% vegan is not a raw material, it is actually a set of raw materials that does not include products of animal origin.



Adopting a vegan lifestyle is not just about changing the way you eat.

What is Veganism?
The vegan diet excludes the consumption of any animal or animal products, as well as the use or purchase of any product that has any ingredient of animal origin. Veganism is a lifestyle and, as such, any participation of animals or elements of animal origin at some point in the process or commercialization causes them to be excluded.

The vegan diet is based solely on legumes, vegetables, vegetables, fruits, fungi and algae. Products such as seitan, soy, tofu and other cereals and vegetables are also made in traditional recipes. There are several types of recipes like bean hamburgers or delicious vegetable lasagna.

Anyone who adopts a vegan or vegan diet doesn't just change their diet. The acceptance of a vegan diet is the acceptance of a new lifestyle where there is no room for animal foods (such as milk or cheese), nor for other animal products. For example, those who adopt a vegan lifestyle don't even wear wool sweaters.

Do not eat meat, fish, cheese, milk or honey. They refuse to use wool and fur and silk accessories or products tested on animals. That's the people who follow veganism, a philosophy of life that has been gaining more and more adherents and led The Economist magazine to consider 2019 the year of vegan. Some do it for health reasons. Others for the love of animals. Some for the protection of the environment. But all share the same conviction: in their lives there is no space for products that at some stage of their production include animal input. Being vegan is not an animal with seven heads, however, when you embrace this lifestyle, you need to be careful in order to take care of any nutritional deficiencies and ensure that what you consume really respects your convictions.

He also does not use cosmetic, personal care and cleaning products that have been tested on animals, as well as items of clothing, footwear, furniture and decoration that contain leather, suede, wool, silk and fur»


After all, what's the difference between vegetarianism and veganism?
First of all, it is necessary to understand that vegetarianism refers to a vegetable-based diet - that is, without meat or animal products -, whereas veganism goes beyond diet. Being vegan means that you don't consume anything of animal origin, either in food or in other aspects, such as clothing and beauty products. There are a few categories of vegetarianism, and the main ones are:

1 - Ovolactovegetarian: are people who choose not to eat any type of meat, but still consume foods derived from animals - such as eggs and dairy products.

2 - Lactovegetarian: those who, in addition to not consuming meat, eliminate eggs from their diet. And that includes foods that use eggs in their preparation, such as some types of dough.

3 - Strict vegetarian: in addition to meat and eggs, strict vegetarians do not consume any animal products in their diet, such as dairy products, honey or cheese.

4 - Vegan: veganism goes beyond food. So, in addition to not eating meat and any animal products, vegans do not use animal-tested cosmetics, fur clothing and shoes, nor do they attend parks or attractions that use animals in their shows.


Why adopt a plant-based diet?
The main reason people adopt a vegetarian diet or a vegan lifestyle is compassion for animals. Vegetarians and vegans seek a diet that does not exploit the animals and does not contribute, in any way, to their suffering. Therefore, eliminating the consumption of animal products - in addition to seeking healthier food - is, for many, an ethical issue.

Remember that, regardless of the type of diet you adopt, it is important to always prioritize your health and seek a nutritionist whenever you want to make changes to your diet.


Radical or Gradual Change: Which is Better?

​There are people who prefer radical changes and adopt veganism overnight, while others prefer to make this transition gradually. “The most important thing is to respect everyone's time. Each person has their own pace of transition and should not feel pressured or speed up the process," says doctor Francisco Regel, noting that adopting veganism can be difficult at first: "It is normal for a person to have desires, make mistakes and have relapses" . Changing habits and breaking old routines is not easy, but, as the doctor says, "it takes time to learn to live with this new lifestyle and even our bodies need time to get used to the changes."

“cereals, vegetables, fruits, legumes, tubers, nuts and oilseeds, seeds and vegetable fats are the basic food sources for this type of food pattern”. Off the plate are "all the rest, such as dairy products, meat, fish, shellfish, seafood and honey produced by the exploitation of bees"



The vegetable dish

O prato vegetal
The American nutritionist, Virginia Messina, prepared a vegetarian dish that is representative of the daily diet without ingredients of animal origin. “The guide doesn't include things like chocolate chip cookies, chips and wine. That doesn't mean you can't consume them. These items just don't fit into the food groups that should be at the heart of your diet,” she says.


Is being vegan healthier?

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the General Directorate of Health (DGS), a 100% vegetable diet that is properly planned is healthy and can provide benefits in the prevention and treatment of diseases. An opinion shared by Francisco Regel, physician and co-author of the Simply Vegan digital platform. In the opinion of the expert, who also adopted this philosophy of life, the great advantage of a plant-based diet «is that it is not rich in saturated fat and has plenty of fiber». As he points out, «the reduction of bad cholesterol», largely responsible for cardiovascular diseases, leads to a decrease in the risk of having high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, as well as obesity and type II diabetes». Still, a vegan diet does not necessarily equate to better health. In addition to the risk of nutritional deficiencies, a vegan diet can also contain excess fat, salt and sugar. «If I base my diet on French fries and highly processed products, I'm still vegan, but I'm certainly not going to be healthy nor will I benefit from all the advantages that this diet brings», concludes Francisco Regel.


Can kids be vegan?

According to the American Dietetic Association and the General Directorate of Health, "well-planned vegetarian diets are suitable for individuals throughout all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, childhood and adolescence, and also for athletes." However, in the case of children, physician Francisco Regel assures that «it is important that medical and dietary monitoring by a team that understands the matter and is well informed, since «any deficit can have a very negative effect on the child's development. and lead to serious health problems, although this applies to any diet».

The adoption of a vegan dietary pattern thus requires knowledge and time for learning and proper assimilation of some dietary principles. A poorly planned diet can lead to a lack of essential nutrients


How to avoid nutritional deficiencies?

​Adopting a vegan dietary pattern therefore requires knowledge and time to learn and adequately assimilate some dietary principles that allow «the obtaining of an adequate amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats», stresses Simone Fernandes. The nutritionist stresses that "any diet that is decided to adopt must always take into account certain principles, such as balance and food variety, if we want to maintain a healthy weight and good physical shape", stressing that "a well-planned diet will help maintain a healthy weight». To make this possible and run smoothly, Simone Fernandes and Magda Roma advise the consultation of a properly trained nutritionist to help with this change. On the other hand, a poorly planned diet can lead to a lack of essential nutrients, “namely the lack of iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids”, informs Simone Fernandes. The best way to reduce these risks is, in the opinion of doctor Francisco Regel, by «eating a wide variety of foods and paying special attention to iron consumption, seeking to integrate foods rich in this nutrient, such as tofu, oats, lentils and spinach, in the diet », he adds. Nutritionist Magda Roma, on the other hand, warns of the importance of vitamin B12, which does not exist naturally in the plant world. In this case, it is essential to "consume products fortified in this vitamin or, if that is not enough, resort to its supplementation", she warns.


Where's the protein?

When you stop eating food of animal origin, it is necessary to look for alternatives of plant origin that can ensure the nutritional needs of each one, with "legumes, seeds, nuts and cereals being the best sources of protein", says Magda Roma , author of The Vegan Cookbook (The Sphere of Books). The nutritionist explains that the sedentary human being needs 0.8 g of protein for each kilogram of weight, which means that a person with 50 kilos needs 40 g of protein per day. “Taking the example of tofu, 100 g of tofu has about 20 g of protein. If you ingest these 100 g at a meal and if throughout the day you consume 100 g of pulses, which have about 8 g of protein, we put 28 g of cashew butter on a slice of bread, which has 5 g of protein, and the small- lunch we eat 100 g of oats with 17 g of protein, we have already exceeded the recommended daily doses», he indicates.

"Strict vegetarian food does not include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, which are usually the most expensive foods, in the monthly grocery bill"


Is it more expensive to eat vegan?

This is one of the main preconceived ideas surrounding vegan eating. Magda Roma does not consider it more expensive, however, it all depends on our choices. "If we choose processed or organic food or pay someone to cook for us, it's expensive." But if we opt for pulses, fruit, vegetables and vegetables – foods that everyone should eat – this is no longer the case. In addition, "strict vegetarian food does not include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products in the monthly bill at grocery stores, which are normally the most expensive foods," stresses the nutritionist.


How to deal with the “haters” of veganism?

When someone at home announces that they will stop eating meat, fish and all animal products, the news can generate controversy among their friends or family. In Filipa Range's opinion, this is because “people don't understand their motivations. I went through this phase a little at the beginning, but I soon realized that the best way to inspire or captivate someone to get to know this lifestyle better is not through confrontation». Therefore, nowadays, the author of the A Cozinha Verde blog is more thoughtful in her observations in social contact: «I choose to convey the message in an empathetic way, without criticizing or belittling anyone who thinks or acts differently from mine. If there is the same respect on the other side, there is no reason not to be able to reconcile”, she reveals.

In 2008, there were only 26 vegetarian and two vegan establishments. In 2018, we now have at least 172 establishments, 110 vegetarians and 62 vegans


How to be vegan for meals away from home?

Daniela Ferreira's early days as a vegan were also complicated. In addition to the family's initial resistance, the 25-year-old girl had to deal with her friends' lack of knowledge and the lack of vegetarian options in Tras-os-Montes, the area where she lived. «In the beginning I used to carry lunchboxes, because when I went to eat at a friend's house, I didn't want to“ force him “to cook something specifically for me, because I probably wouldn't know what to do”, she says. When I went out to eat, she “always tried to look for a vegetarian option on the menu, something that was not easy because there weren't many restaurants with many alternatives for me”. Currently, restaurants in Portugal already offer vegetarian dishes or adapt them to the customer's needs. The growing interest around vegetarianism has been reflected in a greater offer, from vegan and vegetarian products, including among large supermarkets and fast-food chains, to events related to this lifestyle. According to a study by AVP, in Portugal, the number of stores and restaurants specializing in this type of food increased 514 percent between 2008 and 2018. «In 2008, there were only 26 vegetarian establishments and two vegans. In 2018, we now have at least 172 establishments, 110 vegetarians and 62 vegans», indicates the representative of AVP's membership. However, if you have difficulty finding places that offer 100 percent vegetable options, the AVP representative leaves a piece of advice: "If you consult the Happy Cow app, you will quickly discover a number of vegetarian, vegan or options for both".


How to choose the most suitable beauty products?

As well as being concerned with their diet and how it affects the environment, the vegan is also careful with what they put on their skin. “A few years ago, vegan cosmetics and make-up options were very limited, but that has been changing. In addition to greater environmental awareness, there is an increasing idea that no animal should suffer in order to have access to beauty», attests Daniela Ferreira. In addition to the so-called traditional brands that have reinvented themselves to create environmentally friendly ranges, there are others, such as Organii, VeganCare and Mirística Biocosmética, which contribute to the Portuguese market already having an offer of vegan and/or cosmetic products. cruelty free. The difference between these two concepts is that “a cruelty free product is not tested on animals although it may contain ingredients of animal origin, while a vegan presupposes not only the non-existence of animal tests, but also means that the product does not contain any animal origin. », clarifies.


Are vegan cosmetics effective?

As with other cosmetic products, it is important that vegans choose products that suit their skin type. But do they work? Dermatologist Daniela Cunha explains that vegan cosmetics include "washing, moisturizing or targeted to a specific condition, but there is no way to determine if all vegan products work exactly like other dermocosmetics." In addition, vegan cosmetics is not synonymous with neutrality for the skin, since "the products may contain substances to which an individual may be allergic or the effects produced by its components are harmful to a specific pathology", she reveals. Thus, the dermatologist says that "it cannot be said absolutely that vegan products are either totally beneficial or totally harmful, stressing that "it is necessary to know how to adapt the products to the specific situations for which they are intended to be used, preferably using specialized opinion. ».

Medicines and food supplements “are often tested on animals or contain products of animal origin. Check the label.


How to know if a product is really vegan?

​To be sure that a product is, in fact, vegan, you have to carefully read the labels, research the brands you like to buy and look for seals and certifications that attest to the veracity of what the product claims to be. Filipa Range says that "some products are accompanied by a symbol that indicates that it is suitable for vegans, both in the food, cosmetics and other areas". This is the case, for example, with the sunflower seal of Sociedade Vegana, the cruelty free symbol or the logo of the V-label, a certification body for vegetarian and vegan products that belongs to the European Vegetarian Union and whose rights in Portugal were acquired by the AVP . If the symbols do not exist, it is necessary to 'confirm, in the list of ingredients on the label, the existence of animal products. Magda Roma, leaves the same advice, noting that "medication and supplementation are often tested on animals or have animal products in their constitution, so it is always a matter of checking their ingredients and opting for "vegan" . In case of doubt in relation to any ingredient or food additive, Google gives a help», indicates Filipa Range.


Vegan-friendly symbols
One of the difficulties of being vegan is finding on the market products that have been proven in none of the stages of production to include the use of animals or substances of animal origin. To make the task easier, some brands create their own vegan labels, but certificates created by independent entities give consumers more confidence.


Símbolos amigos dos vegans

What it means: Product not tested on animals and free from animal origin ingredients.


“Veganism is about a lifestyle and vegetarianism is about a diet. A vegan is also a vegetarian, as far as their diet is concerned, however, a vegetarian is not necessarily a vegan lifestyler»