A vegan diet is a type of diet that excludes the consumption of any animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. Unlike a vegetarian diet, which allows for consuming dairy and eggs, a vegan diet is entirely animal-free. This diet is often chosen for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. It emphasizes plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts and provides an array of health benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease, improved digestion, and weight management.