The Difference Between Vegan & Vegetarian

If you recently started reading about vegetarian diets, you have probably read all sorts of  strange vegetarian terms and categories like “vegan,”  “ovo-lacto vegetarian,” and “semi-vegetarian.” You probably wondered what the big deal was.  Afterall, what is so conceptually tough about not eating meat?

And you were right!

The distinctions between these sub-categories of vegetarian are actually small, but each is very important to members who belong to the groups. For them, these  distinctions aren’t arbitrary lines; they are important dietary or ethical decisions.

Let’s take a look at some of these groups:

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