Discover the pegan diet and smile to health.
Vegan, keto, paleo, and Whole 30 diets are quite popular among healthy diets. But there’s a new genre of diet gaining popularity, called pegan diet.
The relatively new diet trend (pegan diet) is a mixture of paleo and vegan which was introduced in 2014 by a food blogger – Mark Hyman, it was first found in his book, “Food: what the heck should I eat?”. It soon started trending in social media worldwide.
What exactly is food peganism?
Pegan follows the principles of both vegan and paleo diets and is based on the notion that nutrient-rich, whole food can balance blood sugar, reduce inflammation and support optimal health. If compared to paleo and vegan diets, the pegan diet has fewer guidelines and restrictions.
What to add to your pegan diet menus;
The Pegans is largely made up of 75% fruits and vegetables, but meat, certain fish, legumes, nuts, and seeds are also allowed as additives.
Pegan menus are not limited to fruits and vegetables. Protein intake from animal sources is encouraged too. Although, a pegan diet involves less meat intake than a paleo diet, but more than that of a vegan routine. Pegans discourage conventionally-farmed meats or eggs and places strict emphasis on grass-fed, pasture-raised sources of beef, pork, poultry, and whole eggs.
In a pegan diet, only healthy fats from specific sources are allowed. These include nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, coconut and omega 3. Pegan diet says “no” to most grains and legumes, with the exception of a few gluten-free across between paleo and vegan, whole grains and legumes.
Grain intake pegan diet should not exceed 125gms and legumes shouldn’t be more than 75 gms. Grains like black rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, teff and oats are allowed and legumes like lentils, chickpeas, black beans, and pinto beans are also part of the pegan diet menu.