Vegan meal time, same as non vegan's? 03-05-2019

So, what time do Vegans eat? The vegan movement is strong, the shift to a drastic change in lifestyle, is becoming more common worldwide. When do vegans consume breakfast, lunch and dinner? Vegetarians have a wider choice in eating, an egg as lunch with some bread or honey in their tea. Vegans do not have such options; they are limited to bread and plant-based foods. Some part-time vegans are also becoming more popular.

People that want to be vegans for a week, a month or even longer. Solid Vegan supports this in every way. The time that vegans consume their meals is no different from non-vegans. The most important meal of the day, breakfast is taken more seriously by vegans though. People who are not vegan nor vegetarian generally skip breakfast. Around 40% worldwide do not consume breakfast at all. Because plant-based food are lower on calories, vegans do consume breakfast. Bread with avocado, avocado toast with nuts seeds and other grains like quinoa.

Because most vegan’s need their energy more than non-vegans, they take breakfast, lunch and dinner more seriously. Less snacks and stick to more healthy and steady meal times.There are so many vegan products on the market these days, it’s easy to be a junk food vegan. Years ago, vegans had to make most of their meals from scratch. Today, there’s an endless supply of highly processed vegan foods, from faux pepperoni pizza and fake bacon to vegan cookies, candy, and donuts. I’ve met many vegans who never touch fruits and veggies, and others who live off of potato chips and licorice. Vegan treats like ice cream made from coconut milk are fine in moderation, but to look and feel your best, the bulk of your meals and snacks should be comprised of nutrient-packed whole foods. In The Netherlands they even made a plant based beef!

Most Americans only eat about half of the recommended daily intake for fiber, probably because 75% fall short of the minimum recommended five daily produce servings, and fewer than 10% eat the recommended minimum three daily whole grain servings. Healthfully going vegan means you’ll be upping your intake of both, in addition to other fiber-rich foods, like beans and nuts. In fact, this dietary switch could easily result in doubling or tripling your daily fiber intake – and that means you’ll need plenty of H2O. Your body can’t break down the fiber in food, and absorb it from your digestive tract into your bloodstream, so the fiber has to work its way through your system in order to be eliminated. Water helps move it through, so aim for at least 16 ounces, four times a day. If you don’t like it plain, spruce it up by adding citrus slices, mashed fruit like berries, or a few sprigs of fresh mint.

Recapitulating we can state that vegans and non-vegans have about the same meal times. The big difference is that vegans take their meals more serious. Bigger meals to make sure they have enough energy during the day. Non-vegans eat more snacks during the day.

Why do vegans choose a lifestyle like this, with limited food options? The most common reason is that vegans like the health benefits from eating more plant-based foods. Another common reason is environment and the harm from animal processing. Valid reasons that should be taken seriously, as Solid Vegan we state that the meat industry cannot compete with the growing world population. Vegan and vegetarian food will therefore be more and more important in the coming years.

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