If you’re a vegan, you’re a strict vegetarian, and you don’t eat anything that comes from an animal — not even eggs or dairy. Most vegans also avoid using animal products like wool and leather.

A vegan diet is heavy on fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains, and since only animal products contain cholesterol, vegans are often healthier than the steak-and-potatoes crowd. On the other hand, eating out can sometimes be harder for a vegan, since things like pizza with mozzarella and hamburgers aren't options. As you no doubt noticed, vegan is related to vegetarian and vegetable.

Definitions of vegan

n a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all

Type of:
eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products

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