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Vegetarians, Non-vegetarians & Vegans: The Difference

Vegans Are vegetarian but a lot more, if we just want to differentiate between the two terms. Sometimes in the past, people were familiar with two common terms – vegetarian and non-vegetarian. As their name depicts, both terms are contrary to one another because being a vegetarian is a habit of eating foods derived directly from plants or containing purely plant components. Being non-vegetarian is a habit of eating foods derived directly from animals or containing animal component. A non-vegetarian will eat plant-derived food, but a vegetarian will never eat animal-derived foods.

The concept of vegan foods

For past many years, there has been a new ‘in-trend’ between vegetarianism and non-vegetarianism. This trend emerged as a part of awareness about healthier lifestyle. It is called the concept of vegan foods which appealed millions of people across the globe. Many new types of restaurants, called vegan restaurants, have come up in many countries in the contemporary time.

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Vegan concept and healthier lifestyle

Why the vegan concept is associated with healthier lifestyle? We generally hear that people who are vegetarian live healthier and longer compared to non-vegetarians. We can’t exactly say how far this is true because no specific data is available to authenticate this statement. Maybe, this is due to the reason that red meats are cause of some serious fatal diseases which reduces the mortality of meat-eaters, but there are some people who eat lean and white meats only.

Vegans and their diet restrictions

Vegans are vegetarians but with more diet restrictions. Vegetarians do not eat animal and sea products, but consume dairy products such as milk and eggs. Vegetarian restaurants usually don’t serve dishes in which eggs are used as an ingredient, but some restaurant offer egg-containing recipes. Vegans are step ahead in restriction of foods containing milk, honey, eggs, or any product or by-product made from either animal or animal skin. There are some restaurants that have vegan service and serve very specific dishes.