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Vegan vs. vegetarian: Differences, benefits, and which is healthier

Vegan vs. vegetarian: Differences, benefits, and which is healthier


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Vegan or Vegetarian

Vegans and vegetarians choose not to eat meat. However, veganism is stricter and also prohibits dairy, eggs, honey, and any other items that derive from animal products, such as leather and silk.

Both veganism and vegetarianism are growing in popularity. However, some people may find the di...


According to the Vegetarian Society , vegetarians are people who do not eat the products or byproducts of animal slaughter. Hence, they do not consume eggs, meat, fish or animal stocks.

Types of Vegetarians

Vegetarianism is less strict than veganism. There are several variations of veg diet. They are:

  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian-People who follow this diet avoid all types of meat and fish but do consume dairy products and eggs.
  • Lacto-vegetarian-People on...

Veganism 🌱

Veganism is a stricter form of vegetarianism. Vegans avoid consuming or using any animal products or byproducts. The Vegan Society define veganism as “a way of living, which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practic...

Stricter veganism

Strict vegans also extend these principles beyond their diet and will try, where possible, to avoid any product that directly or indirectly involves the human use of animals. These products can include:

  • leather goods
  • wool
  • silk
  • beeswax
  • soaps, candles, and...

Scientific research suggests that vegetarian and vegan diets may offer several health benefits.

At the 6-month and 12-month follow-ups, participants in the diet group had significant reductions in body mass index (BMI

Which is better?🌿

A 2019 study also found an association between a healthful plant based diet and a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease . Interestingly, those who followe...

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