Our editor looked into vegetarianism and veganism for us, as these diets are intriguing.
Here is an overview of these two different ways of life
We also met up with Mrs. Komang-Lee (author of the Vegan Ebook) at the veggieWorld show in Paris and we will therefore also look at the consequences of a diet without any animal products.
There are so many different phrases and slang terms that are used to describe a healthier lifestyle that it is often nigh impossible to determine exactly what is vegan and what is not. To fully understand something, it is essential that you are fully aware of what is expected and for many, being called a vegan is just an insult, if accidentally mistaken for another type of dining style.
The main difference between a vegan lifestyle and that of a typical person, is the lack of meat consumed in a vegan lifestyle. However, many people believe that vegetarians always consume dairy and other similar foods. Although this is correct, this is a major difference between vegetarians and vegans. True vegans do not eat animal-related products, they do not encourage the consumption of animal-related products, and they do not wear any animal-related products. This would include items such as milk, yoghurt, butter, eggs, leather clothing and anything that could harm animals during production.
Is veganism the best way to escape industrial food and eat ORGANIC?
Many people mistakenly believe that vegetarianism and veganism are exactly the same thing. However, vegetarians consume animal products such as eggs, milk, dairy products, yogurts and other similar foods that are (arguably) not particularly dangerous for animal life. Foods such as meat are nevertheless avoided. This is a significant difference with vegans, who do not consume these kinds of foods. In order to determine what kind of lifestyle is best for you and your family, you need to look at your usual eating habits. Many people find that veganism is too strict for them to comply with the rules, and they opt for a vegetarian lifestyle instead.
Veganism, what exactly is it?!
Choosing to live a vegan lifestyle isn't always easy. This can make things a little tricky when it comes to meal planning, and will usually involve a bit more planning, as you may not be able to simply pull everything out ready-made and straight from the freezer. While it's still possible to use some frozen foods in the vegan lifestyle, many fruits and vegetables just don't taste the same once they've been frozen.
Would it be useful to cultivate a Vegan vegetable garden?
If this is a problem you are having, it may be necessary to invest some money in planting a garden that you can use to get a lot of your food, so that it is always fresh.
There is no need to think that you absolutely have to take the time to cultivate a large garden. Many people work with a small garden and grow a very limited amount of food, until they can dedicate more space to their local products. A common problem is that many people don't realize that they can actually start their garden with just a small amount of space. If you wait until you have the option of adding a large garden, you are overlooking the many benefits that are possible to achieve. By taking small steps and changing your lifestyle, you may find that initially working on a vegetarian lifestyle is much more manageable. This can be a great starting point when working towards a healthier, ultimately vegan lifestyle for your whole family.
If you're busy making sure you're fully aware of all the benefits, it's very important to know all the differences between vegetarianism and veganism. Working to improve your health as much as possible is extremely important and really is possible, as long as you take the time to properly consider your options.
A healthy lifestyle is possible, even if you're not comfortable with the idea of switching to a completely vegan lifestyle.