The basic idea behind the 'pegan' diet is to throw processed foods out of one's daily meals. So the diet has to be one that excludes sugar and starch and includes plant foods as well as animal foods. The diet includes on those animal foods that have been grown sustainably or harvested foods. So the diet isn't as restrictive as the vegan diet. Pegan diet brings together the goodness of a clean, plant-based diet with the protein-power of humanely grown animal meat. The most important aspect of the pegan diet is to completely eliminate processed foods from the daily diet.
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Nutrition experts and scientists have increasingly come to understand the effects of processed foods on our health. Besides supplying little nutrition to your body, processed foods are high on sugar and are chock-full of artificial ingredients like colorants, preservatives and flavour enhancers. These foods have been found to be addictive and engineered for over-consumption. Processed foods are one of the biggest causes of obesity around the world. So maybe, this pegan diet has some merits when it comes to its health benefits. However, the most obvious drawback of the diet is that 'ethically sourced' meats aren't easily available.
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