Steering clear of animal products can seem confusing at times. Indeed, there are many diets which extend beyond veganism and insist on further, often stricter, rules…
Apparently self-explanatory, raw foodism has existed since the 19th Century, but in the current millennium saw a resurgence in popularity. A food is deemed to still be raw if it hasn’t been heated above 48°C. In order to add variety, there is scope for juicing and blending, soaking and sprouting, as well as dehydrating. At least 75% of your diet must consist of these and wholly raw foods.
Of course, it’s really all a matter of balance and subjective experience, as to whether this is the path for you.
Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet
WFPB eaters will only eat wholefoods (e.g. no white rice, only brown) and won’t consume processed foods. The biggest of these is oil. Say a fond farewell to that carefully chosen olive oil as a dunk for artisanal bread and wave a goodbye to vegan ready-meals – your only fat source from here on out will be nuts, seeds, and avocado in their natural state.
If this all sounds a tad extreme, cheat and use (the best quality versions of) olive, coconut, and avocado in your vegan diet.