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Back To Basics: Vegan vs Plantbased

What does it all mean?

Veganism is about the ethics! 

  • The term vegan was created in 1944 by Donald Watson — an English animal rights advocate and founder of The Vegan Society. Vegan describes a person who avoids using animals for ethical reasons.
  • Veganism expanded to include a diet that excluded animal-derived foods, such as eggs, meat, fish, poultry, cheese, and other dairy products. Instead, a vegan diet includes plant foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
  • Now its a movement that focuses on ethics, animal welfare, and environmental and health concerns. 
  • Veganism eventually evolved to focuses on negative effects of modern animal agriculture industry on the planet, as well as the potential negative health effects of eating a diet high in processed meat and choosing saturated over unsaturated fats.

Being Plant based is about ones personal health. In the 1980s, Dr. T. Colin Campbell introduced the term “plant-based diet” a low fat, high fiber, vegetable-based diet that focused on health and not ethics.

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