I love to cook, I love to eat, I love all things purple and I just happen to be vegan!
There are so many different types of "diets" and it seems like more pop up daily which can make it confusing to understand the differences between them. Despite there being so many different diets and ways of describing them the definition of veganism remains the same. Veganism and vegetarianism are not the same, although both are considered plant based diets. A plant based diet is a diet that consists of mostly plants. Even those who eat meat once or twice a week can still be considered as having a plant based or plant strong diet.
The primary difference between a vegan lifestyle and that of a typical person primarily is the lack of meat and animals products in their diet. However, many people believe that vegetarians will still eat dairy products and other similar foods. While this is correct, it is a major difference between vegetarian and vegan. People who are true Vegans do not eat any animal related products, they do not encourage the consumption of animal related products and they also do not wear any animal related products. This would include items such as milk, yogurt, butter, eggs, leather clothing and also anything that can cause harm to animals during production.
Many people mistakenly believe that vegetarianism and veganism are the exact same thing. However, those who are vegetarian will consume animal related products such as eggs, milk, dairy, yogurt and other similar foods that do not particular cause the animals life to be in danger. Foods such as meat are still avoided though. This is a significant difference from vegans who do not consume such foods. In order to really determine which type of lifestyle is best for you and your family, you would need to look over your typical eating habits. Many people discover that vegan is something that is far too strict for them to abide by on a normal basis and instead opt for a vegetarian lifestyle instead.
Choosing to live a vegan lifestyle is not always easy. People seem to think it is complicated when it is time to plan meals while it can be as simple as making beans with rice and a side salad! Adding variety may involve a bit more planning ahead since you will not be able to easily pull everything for meals straight from the freezer or a package. Although frozen veggies can be a saving grace in the vegan lifestyle as well as frozen fruits.
By making some small steps and changes to your lifestyle you might find that working on a vegetarian lifestyle is much easier for you to handle initially. This can make a great starting point when you are working to move to a healthier vegan lifestyle for your entire family. If you are busy trying to ensure that you are fully aware of all of the benefits then knowing all of the differences between vegetarianism and veganism is very important. Working to improve your health as much as possible is extremely important and really is possible as long as you take the time to really study your options. A healthy lifestyle is possible, even if you are not comfortable with the idea of converting over to an entirely vegan way of life.
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