Health & Nutrition

What is a Vegan Lifestyle?

Veganism, as defined by the Vegan Society, is “a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals, for food, clothing or any other purpose.

A vegan lifestyle is free from all animal products, whether derived by slaughter (such as meat, chicken, and fish), or otherwise (such as eggs, dairy and honey).

The word “vegan” was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson of the Vegan Society of the UK.

A Vegan Diet Versus A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet: what is the difference?

Getting Started on a Plant-Based Lifestyle


Education / Reference

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 helps the body’s nerve and blood cells stay healthy. It also plays a critical role in the creation of DNA.

Vitamin D3

Organic Food & Pesticides

Organic food is food produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, but organic farming in general features practices that strive to cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organizations regulating organic products may restrict the use of certain pesticides and fertilizers in farming. In general, organic foods are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or synthetic food additives.[1] Organic foods are not genetically modified.

GMOs (Genetically modified organism)

Everyone has a right to know what they are eating and what chemicals are used in the foods they consume.

“GMO” technically has a broad definition that has come to be understood in a much narrower sense since the introduction of genetically engineered plants into the food system. Broadly, genetic modification occurs whenever a plant breeder selects to cross two plants in hopes of producing offspring with a desired trait. Since the advent of genetic engineering, however, the term “GMO” typically describes plants that have been genetically engineered. Genetic engineering describes the introduction of a gene from a different species than the host so that the plant expresses a trait not genetically normal for its species, such as the production of pesticides. 1

Not Milk

Psychology / Behavior / Carnism / Speciesism

Diets: Paleo, Keotegenic


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