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Vegetarian vs Vegan

What are the similarities between vegans and vegetarians?

Vegetarian and vegan diets are seemingly quite similar. Neither diet includes the consumption of animal products. Simply put, both diets “don’t eat anything with a face.” (1)

What is the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian diet?

The key difference between a vegan and a vegetarian diet is that a vegan will not consume any animal byproducts, while a vegetarian will. For example, a vegetarian will eat eggs, dairy and honey, while a vegan won’t. Vegans will also not use products that come from animals, such as leather and silk. (2)

What are the pros of these diets?

There are actually a multitude of health benefits from a plant-based diet, like a reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Not only are these diets good for your health, but they’re also good for the environment. In fact, some scientists have found that these diets “were associated with the greatest reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.” (4)

…so what are the cons?

A major con of these eating lifestyles is that there is a greater possibility for “nutrient deficiencies,” especially when it comes to protein, vitamins, and calcium. (5)

How can vegans and vegetarians BOOSTIE their nutrition?

It is possible to still get the proper nutrition on these diets - it’s just a little bit harder. When sticking to these diets, the “quality of…food matters when it comes to health benefits. As in: vegetables, yes; French fries, no.”

According to Mayo Clinic some of the best foods include: whole fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, healthy fats, and nuts and seeds.

BOOSTIE is unique because it is made of sprouted nuts and seeds, which “alters the chemical load by reducing the phytic acid…and releases the good minerals, enzymes and vitamins making them bioavailable to us,” (7). In addition, Healthline lists nuts and seeds as one of the best sources for vegans and vegetarians to get a healthy amount of protein and Omega-3s in their diet. (8)

One pack of BOOSTIE contains essential nutrition, making it a delicious top-notch staple for your plant-based diet.




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