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Vegan Diet

Vegan diets exclude all animal products. Veganism has rapidly increased in popularity, although randomized trials are still few in number. Trials do show promise for a variety of outcomes, from weight loss to autoimmunity, although comparisons to other popular diets are rare. A vegan diet should be balanced and low in processed food (e.g. a "Whole Food Plant-Based diet") for optimal results.

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Summary of Vegan Diet

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

What is a vegan diet, and is {insert random food here} allowed?

A vegan diet has only one rule: no animal products are eaten.

This may seem simple, but many people confuse vegan diets with vegetarian diets, or believe that occasional fish consumption is okay, or have other misunderstandings.

That being said, a small number of gray-area foods have been debated. For example, honey is an animal product (and is often removed from colonies and replaced with high fructose corn syrup or sucrose),[1] but some vegans do occasionally eat honey.[2]

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