Plant Based Vs. Vegan – What’s The Difference?
The key difference is that Veganism extends beyond food and avoids animal products in all aspects of a person’s life, including diet, clothing and anything else that can be consumed, while plant-based usually refers to diet only.
What is Veganism?
Veganism is the practice of eliminating all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to animals from one’s daily routine, typically for ethical and moral reasons. It can be for the benefit of the environment, the animals and/or one’s own health.
What is Plant-based?
Plant-based diets emphasize eating natural whole foods, fresh produce and plant-derived nutrients while not necessarily cutting out all the other food groups.
Plant-based diets focus purely on the health benefits of eating plants as close to its natural state as possible and avoids processed and artificial ingredients.
Plant-based foods include a large meal portion of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, plant-based oils, nuts and seeds.
In conclusion, Veganism is a lifestyle and a practice while Plant-based is a food diet and an eating habit.
All Vegan diets are fundamentally plant-based while plant-based diets are not necessarily Vegan.
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