June 2011 Issue

The Path to a Healthy Vegan Diet

Are you considering a vegan lifestyle? Not so long ago, "going vegan" was a difficult path, filled with challenges and, to a certain extent, isolation. Today, being vegan is "cool," thanks to celebrities like Alicia Silverstone, who wrote a bestselling book on the vegan diet called "The Kind Diet," and Oprah Winfrey, who took a one-week vegan challenge on her television show earlier this year. An estimated 1.4 percent of Americans count themselves vegans, defined as eating a diet that excludes meat, poultry, fish and seafood, dairy products, and eggs. By many accounts it’s a growing trend.

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