What is the difference between vegetarianism and veganism?

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    Jun 14, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    Also, what are the health benefits to reducing/eliminating meats and dairy?
  • Poolboy44

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    Jun 14, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    Vegetarianism means one doesn't eat meat or animals. Chicken, pork, beef, rabbit, horse, duck, fish, you name it. If it is an animal they won't eat it... except for the pescatarians, they eat fish but no meat.

    Vegans don't eat any meat/fish OR any animal product. This excludes milk, cheese, eggs, etc from their diets.

    Don't ask me about the health benefits, I generally stop listening to my roommate's girlfriend at this point in her lecture. Haha.
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    Jun 14, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    thanks!
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    Jun 14, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    a book series of books to read are Brendan Brazier's "The Thrive Diet", "Thrive Fitness" and "Whole Foods to Thrive".
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    Jun 14, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    more vegans are blown over by the wind. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • aaronkei

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    Jun 14, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidmore vegans are blown over by the wind. icon_rolleyes.gif

    hahahaha this is true they are so tiny they are almost nonexistant
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    There are different types of vegetarians. Basically, they won't eat meat or animal products. Some are a little more lax and will eat cheese or drink milk. Or they'll eat breads and pastas that were made with eggs.

    Vegans are like uber vegetarians. In addition to not eating meat, they won't use any type of animal product. Like no leather shoes or belts, or any other items made from animals.

    Essentially..
    Vegetarians - don't eat meat for health reasons.
    Vegans - don't eat meat for moral reasons.
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    Cheese!
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThere are different types of vegetarians. Basically, they won't eat meat or animal products. Some are a little more lax and will eat cheese or drink milk. Or they'll eat breads and pastas that were made with eggs.

    Vegans are like uber vegetarians. In addition to not eating meat, they won't use any type of animal product. Like no leather shoes or belts, or any other items made from animals.

    Essentially..
    Vegetarians - don't eat meat for health reasons.
    Vegans - don't eat meat for moral reasons.


    I thought "vegan" only applied to diet. All of the vegans I know are against animal cruelty and support animal rights, but a few of them will wear leather provided it's secondhand.
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    Kevin_Boring said
    I thought "vegan" only applied to diet. All of the vegans I know are against animal cruelty and support animal rights, but a few of them will wear leather provided it's secondhand.

    If they supported animal rights, they wouldn't be wearing dead animals at all. icon_wink.gif

    I dunno. Maybe it's different in your area. But the vegans I've met/known were also straight edge. So they kinda took things to the extreme.
  • mikey_101

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    Jun 16, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThere are different types of vegetarians. Basically, they won't eat meat or animal products. Some are a little more lax and will eat cheese or drink milk. Or they'll eat breads and pastas that were made with eggs.

    Vegans are like uber vegetarians. In addition to not eating meat, they won't use any type of animal product. Like no leather shoes or belts, or any other items made from animals.

    Essentially..
    Vegetarians - don't eat meat for health reasons.
    Vegans - don't eat meat for moral reasons
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    This is quite a funny angle.


    Particularly the bold section...... where do you get this idea?
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    field123 saidWhat is the difference between vegetarianism and veganism??
    Vegetarians taste better.

    field123 saidAlso, what are the health benefits to reducing/eliminating meats and dairy?
    Depends on how your body responds to the change.
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    Jun 17, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Kevin_Boring said
    I thought "vegan" only applied to diet. All of the vegans I know are against animal cruelty and support animal rights, but a few of them will wear leather provided it's secondhand.

    If they supported animal rights, they wouldn't be wearing dead animals at all. icon_wink.gif

    I dunno. Maybe it's different in your area. But the vegans I've met/known were also straight edge. So they kinda took things to the extreme.


    Haha - not in Chicago! They drink like fish and usually smoke a lot of weed.
  • DerangedMind

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    Jul 06, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    Vegans don't eat Jell-O. or marshmallows.

    too bad.

    i actually have a friend who's into all that junk, and he tried to "convert" me. but i told him i enjoy my rib eye too much to care

    lets celebrate veganism with lady gaga!

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