Hey yo, hey yo KOKOFoodies! Another Friday is upon us and we shall be continuing from where we stopped on our last food episode, in which we discussed All You Need To Know About Veganism.
Today, we will be examining the unique difference between the other diets related to Veganism – Vegetarianism and Plant-based nutrition. As explained in our article last Friday, Veganism in simple terms means not eating beef, pork, poultry, fowl, game, seafood, eggs, dairy, or any other animal products, and not using animal products for any other use.With this definition, what immediately comes to mind is that a person who then engages in this diet is simply a vegetarian, and feeds on plants alone (is on plant-based nutrition). But no, there are great differences between these three terms, and below we have listed some of them, and the benefits each is known for. Don’t forget this is all about going vegan. You really need to be on this side, the benefits are timely and saving from killer diseases!
Veganism, Vegetarianism or Plant Based Nutrition?
is a diet that doe not include eating animal or animal products. It also excludes foods that are processed by animal and their products, e.g. dairy, eggs, honey, leather goods, wool, and silk
is generally as a diet free of meat, fish, and poultry, which, but depending on the type of plan one is subscribing to, may include consumption of some animal products and by-products. For instance, Lacto-Vegetarian excludes meat, eggs, seafood, and poultry but eats dairy products, Ovo-Vegetarian eats eggs, Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian eats eggs and dairy products, Semi-Vegetarianism (or Flexitarian) eat chicken, fish, dairy products, and eggs, Pescatarian eats fish, while Pollotarian eats poultry only.
is a type of diet that encourages eating more whole foods of plants, less animal foods and animal products and avoids processed foods. Plant-based nutritionists may eat meat and other animal products but on a reduced level.
According to the Vegan Society, Veganism is a way of living which negates any form of cruelty against animals. Vegans are of the opinion that animals have their right to live which should not be tampered with, hence, they do not eat or use anything derived from or processed with animals and their by-products. It seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
Vegetarianism is simply a diet, it has nothing to do with other uses of animals and animal-products.
Plant-based nutrition, like vegetarianism does not have any issue with using animal processed things or items.
It can be achieved and fulfilled without eating vegetables at all. Vegans may opt for processed food, as long as it doesn’t contain and is not processed with any animal product.
is a diet wholly based on vegetables and partially on animal products.
is based on whole fruits, legumes and vegetables, consuming lots of whole grains, and staying away from (or at least minimizing) the intake of animal products, oils and processed foods
Vegan diets are naturally free of cholesterol and are generally low in fat. They include the use of unrefined oil, and some do not use oil at all
Vegetarian diets include oil.
Plant-based nutrition may include oils, but minimally
Foods for vegans include Almonds, Broccoli, Chickpeas, Peanut butter, Peas, Potatoes, Rice, Soy milk, Spinach, Tofu, Whole wheat bread, calcium-fortified soy milk and orange juice, Dark green vegetables (collard greens, kale, broccoli), Soybeans, water melon, millet and others.
Foods for vegetarians include Legumes, Nuts and seeds, Soy products, Whole grain products, Dairy products (milk, cheese, eggs, and cottage cheese.), Calcium-fortified juices, cereals, soy milk, and tofu, Dark green vegetables (turnips, collard greens, kale, and broccoli), Eggs, Fruits/dried fruits, Leafy green vegetables
Foods for plant-based nutritionist include beans, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, whole grains (oats, rice), and cereal based foods such as breads, and pasta
Now that you have seen the difference KOKOFoodies, stay tuned for more information and enlightenment on the edition of Food. Till then, remember to get ready for the giveaways coming your way soon, courtesy of our collaboration with Naked Nutrition, a vegan diets manufacturing organisation. See you, next week! Have a blissful weekend, filled with the thoughts of the benefits of you going vegan!