If you’re a vegan, you’re a strict vegetarian, and you don’t eat anything that comes from an animal, including meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.

A vegan diet is heavy on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains. Because only animal products contain cholesterol, vegans often have lower blood cholesterol than the bacon-cheeseburger crowd. As vegan diets have become more popular, many restaurants now offer a range of vegan choices, like veggie burgers and bean burritos. As you no doubt noticed, vegan is related to vegetarian and vegetable.

Definitions of vegan
  1. noun
    a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all
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    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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