Jacob Bogatin states that vegans is the most famous and long-standing type of vegetarianism. Often they are called post-vegetarians the origins of whom could be found in the Middle Ages. This type of vegetarianism started getting attention and popularity back at the end of 19th century and becoming more popularized in the 20th century. A great number of celebrities have chosen this particular form of vegetarianism if to mention Paul McCarthy, a famous musician, and his wife, Linda, also a musician.
Post-vegetarianism is simple to understand: the followers profess a complete rejection of animal protein in any of its form – no eggs, milk, butter and even cheese! Post-vegetarians are deeply convinced that nature has rights to exclusively supply a man with plant products, and he is not able to fully digest animal fats and amino acids.
According to Jacob Bogatin and other vegans’ theory, the most useful for a man are potatoes, peas, beans, rice, corn, various fruits and vegetables. At the same time – which makes it easy to follow this type of vegetarianism – they allow any cooked food. Of course, they believe that cooking or casseroling is preferable to roasting products. But they admit this, too. Along with the seeds and fruit, they use bread made from whole grains with all the bran. Excessive cleaning and refining of food is unnecessary and is harmful, since it deprives the energy value of food and much-needed fiber.
Vegans love wheat bread, rye flour is also appreciated. The majority prefer bread made from rye flour, as it is rye flour that has the highest gross amount of ballast substances and plant fibers. Jacob Bogatin considers bread, in conjunction with fruits, berries, is considered the most useful product: delicious and nutritious at the same time.
These products, according to vegans, do not relax and do not excite the body, as well do not irritate the digestive system and lead to its atrophy. But the refined and overly powdered products, however, deprive the body of an incentive to work and make it weak and sick.
In short, to become a vegan, one does not need much to break one’s world perception, to exclude the overwhelming majority of dishes and switching to raw food. In addition, the transition to post-vegetarianism is cost effective as it is possible to eat any vegetables that are inexpensive and available, and save enough to purchase expensive products – meat, butter, eggs.