The Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Lettuce Explain Why You Might Benefit From Dropping The Beef:

If there’s a new “diet” going around lately it probably is either Vegan, or Vegetarian. With almost 7.3 million people being vegetarian (.5 of that percent being vegan), it would first be good to understand what those terms mean before deciding if this is a lifestyle you should embark on.

Vegetarian: a person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products.

Vegan: a person who does not eat or use animal products.

It should also be noted that there are subcategories of vegetarians too:

  • Lacto- consume dairy products

  • Ovo- no dairy products but yes to egg products

  • Lacto-ovo- both dairy and egg products

  • Pollotarian- eats poultry

  • Pescatarian- eats fish

The most common thing to note though is that regardless of what subcategory you might fall under red meat is not an item on the menu. With red meat being a staple in many diets, it should be understood that there are in fact benefits to losing the beef.