The term “vegetarian” has been around long enough that most people know what it means to be one, but “vegan” is still somewhat of a new term for a lot of folks. So, what’s the biggest difference between the two? Well, vegetarians don’t eat animals and neither do vegans, but here’s where they differ. In addition to not eating animals, vegans do not consume dairy, eggs or anything else that comes from animals. Vegans also don’t purchase anything that was tested on animals or made from animals.
If veganism or vegetarianism is something you’ve been considering, then you might be torn between the two. Obviously, there isn’t one right way to eat, but it all depends on what you’re willing and not willing to give up. You’ll also need to weigh the pros and cons of both diets.
- May boost your chances of living longer
- May help you to lose weight
- Lower risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and hypertension