A vegetarian diet is, by definition, a diet which is free of animal flesh, bird and fish. A vegan diet is a vegetarian diet which does not involve eating any form of animal based products. There are other forms of vegetarian diets, such as lacto-ovo, which involves eating eggs and milk, but no animal flesh.
The reasons one chooses a vegetarian or vegan diet are varied. Some choose it for a healthier lifestyle, others are concerned with eating living things, and religion is another reason as well as concern of the effects the meat industry has on the environment.
For many, the health reasons are driving forces to eliminate meat and include: Continue reading...