What's the difference between vegetarian, plant-based, and vegan diets?

These popular terms vegetarian, plant-based, and vegan, are often used interchangeably throughout today’s society. Let's take a closer look into what they each mean.


Vegetarian

Greek salad with feta cheese is a vegetarian meal.

This is a diet where someone abstains from eating the flesh of animals, but the dairy and egg products that come from animals are often still consumed. A vegetarian checks food labels to ensure there is no animal flesh present, however, they are not usually concerned by other animal derived ingredients like milk and eggs.


Plant-Based

This is a diet that is mostly plant-dominant, but is not always PLANT EXCLUSIVE, as some concessions for eating animal products are occasionally made out of convenience, tradition, perceived necessity, or habit. Usually their commitment to abstaining from all forms of animal products is more a health choice than a moral choice.


Turkey stuffed peppers- a plant-based meal choice

Vegan

This is a plant-exclusive diet and lifestyle which is motivated by consciously avoiding, as much as possible, any use, cruelty and exploitation of all animals.


This chickpea burger fits a vegan diet because no animal products are used.

The primary motivation of this abolitionist approach is to exclude all PARTICIPATION OF HARM towards animals and/or the planet. The vegan diet acknowledges the health benefits a plant-exclusive diet provides.


Whether you’re considering eating less meat or giving it up entirely, the benefits are clear: less risk of disease and improved health and well-being. Including more plant-based foods helps you to maintain a healthy weight. You can reduce inflammation and boost your immune system. Eating less meat decreases the risk of:

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Obesity

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Type 2 diabetes

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