Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. An individual who follows the diet or philosophy is known as a vegan. Following the vegan diet is a lifestyle that avoids all animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs, fish and honey. There are many benefits that come with living a vegan lifestyle. The Mayo Clinic recently reported that switching to a plant-based diet could add up to four years to your life.Many vegan foods are rich in plant-based protein and can give you all the nutrients that your body needs, without eating meat. Several studies have reported that people who eat vegan tend to consume more fibre, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, folate and Vitamins A, C and E.