Vegetarian or Vegan? What’s The Difference
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I’ve noticed recently that more people are trending towards becoming a vegetarian or vegan. What’s the difference you ask?
Vegetarians don’t consume meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or by-products slaughtered by animals. Their diet consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, dairy, beans, peas, and lentils. There are several categories of vegetarianism. Lacto-Ovo vegetarians avoid animal flesh but consume dairy and egg products. Lacto-vegetarians avoid animal flesh and eggs but do consume dairy products. Ovo-vegetarians avoid all animal products except eggs.
Vegans are vegetarians who avoid all animal and animal-derived products. This includes gelatin, honey, pepsin, whey, casein and some forms of vitamin D3. Taken a step further, according to the Vegan Society, veganism is a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty as much as possible.