Many people think that vegans and vegetarians are the same. However, these lifestyles have a few differences that are often forgotten.
Vegetarians exclude meat, poultry and seafood from their diet mainly for their health and for the environment but sometimes for their dislike of meat or compassion for animals.
On the other hand, vegans exclude meat, poultry, seafood and any form of animal products and by-products like eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics and soaps derived from animal products mainly for their great respect for all animals and living creatures but also for their health and the environment.
Vegans often choose this lifestyle to promote a more humane and caring world, and they believe in the preservation of the natural world.
These lifestyles require a large intake of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds and legumes to supplement for the nutrients found in meat, poultry, seafood and any form of animal products and by-products, but as long as the necessary nutritional requirements are met, plant-based diets offer a great deal of health benefits.