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Benefits Of Vegan Diet For Kids

By: Rima Chowdhury
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Have you heard about a vegan diet? The concept of vegan is quite old, which is gaining its popularity in the 21st century. Vegan diets are considerably rich in dietary fibres, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, zinc, and calcium.

Benefits Of Vegan Diet For Kids

The term "vegan" was coined in 1944 by Donald Waston when he also co-founded the vegan society in England.

Veganism is a practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, especially on diet and it also follows the philosophy which rejects the commodity status of animals.

Let's know about vegan diet for kids in detail.

What Is A Vegan Diet?
The concept of vegan is much closer to those of vegetarians. The only difference in both the groups of people is, vegans exclude eggs and dairy products as well.

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They strictly do not even use any products derived from animals such as honey, leather, soaps, cosmetics, silk, etc.

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There are a variety of things which vegans love to eat and this includes lentils, green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts or legumes. Soybeans or tofu (bean curd) is the main ingredient which vegans love to eat, which easily helps them to meet the daily requirements of vitamins and nutrients needed by a body.

However, a vegan diet can be low in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to reduce the risk of a heart attack in a person.

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What Is A Dairy Allergy?
Milk allergy is a food allergy, also known as dairy allergy, which occurs from person to person just after few minutes or hours after drinking milk.

A person may suffer from dairy allergy due to protein intolerance or lactose intolerance, mostly found in dairy products.

This allergy occurs because the immune system identifies proteins and lactose to be harmful to the body, which results in the production of antibodies in the body.

When these proteins come in contact with antibodies allergies can occur. Mostly, children suffer from the dairy allergy, as the body is allergic to both the proteins found in milk and all other dairy products.

Read more about: kids, parenting, milk, vegetables, eggs
Story first published: Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:43 [IST]
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