Vegan Vs Vegetarian
Vegan Vs Vegetarian: You might thing its all the same but really once you have a closer look it really is not. Neither vegans nor vegetarians eat meat. However, while vegetarians tend to consume dairy products and eggs, a vegan avoids all animal products, including eggs and dairy, and often inedible animal-based products, such as leather, wool, and silk. Vegetarianism is usually a diet, while veganism is a lifestyle. Vegetarians often choose their diet based on its reported health benefits or for religious or political reasons. In general, vegans have much stronger political beliefs regarding their diet, with some believing animals should be protected under many of the same laws that humans are.
Veganism is a philosophy and compassionate lifestyle whose adherents seek to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. Vegans endeavor not to use or consume animal products of any kind.
Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes meat (including game and slaughter by-products; fish, shellfish and other sea animals; and poultry). There are several variants of the diet, some of which also exclude eggs.
Most vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry, but they tend to consume dairy products and eggs. Many vegetarians also do not eat products that contain gelatin or other animal-based products. Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products, but not eggs; ovo-vegetarians eat eggs, but not dairy products; and lacto-ovo-vegetarianseat eggs as well as dairy products. The vegan diet tends to be much stricter than most vegetarians’ diets. Meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, and all other animal-based products, like honey, are entirely avoided. Moreover, any food or other (sometimes inedible) product that makes use of animals is avoided. This often extends to clothing, medicines, and anything else in which animals or animal products are used. For example, a vegan would not use leather shoes or belts, cosmetics that have been tested on animals, down comforters, gelatin medicine capsules, woolen sweaters, or fur coats. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts are staples of both the vegan and vegetarian diets. Sometimes tofu and soya is used as a replacement for meat-based products. In general, most studies show vegans and vegetarians are as healthy, if not healthier than, their meat-eating counterparts. We will go deeper and bring you more info on the two in a later article.
Vegan Vs Vegetarian