Turns out, a lot of people wonder about the difference “vegan-friendly” or “vegan”.
So I type that into google and see what I can find, which leads me to a post on the byChloe blog about plant-based vs. vegan.
Side note, byChloe is a BOMB vegan restaurant. Check the website I linked to see if you’re near one.
Now that I’ve read into it, it seems obvious. Like, DUH, there’s a difference.
But at first, I thought the two terms were interchangeable.
But I was wrong. ENTIRELY wrong.
And here’s why.
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#1. What’s Plant-Based is Vegan, But Vegan Isn’t Always Plant-Based
Did anyone else go vegan for health reasons?
Yay! That means you’re most likely plant-based.
A plant-based diet focuses on whole foods. This means lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc.
People who practice this diet eat NO animal products and very few (if any) processed foods.
Doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for indulgences like candy and cake.
Not that there’s anything wrong with this.
In the summertime, my diet is pretty much plant-based.
Fruit and veggie galore. Raw foods, delicious smoothies, and fruit salads.
But you know what else I love?
Swedish fish. And vegan muffins.
Which is why I call myself a vegan.
To be vegan, all you have to do is stay away from animal products.
Anything that don’t have meat, milk or eggs? You can eat it.
Is that a pun?
#2. Health vs. Ethics
So we mentioned that plant-based people are very much about their health.
Almost everything they eat is to keep their bodies and systems clean.
Your health is your wealth, after all.
But it’s about health. There’s not a whole lot of focus on avoiding animal products in other aspects of life unless it’s better for you.
Not a DAMN thing comes from an animal.
Shucks…girl, I got CLOTHES that are vegan.
And skincare, and nail care, and hair care…
In fact, if you’re looking for good vegan hair care products, I made a blog post about the products I use right now. You can view that here: