The Difference Between A Plant-Based, Vegan, & Macrobiotic Diet

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The Difference Between A Plant-Based, Vegan, & Macrobiotic Diet

Although these diets seem similar, they are not the same. Here is a brief run down of the differences:

  • A plant-based diet emphasizes vegetables, grains, legumes and fruit, nuts and seeds, spices, with little or no animal products.
  • A vegan diet is a plant-based diet with no food from animal sources. The term veganism can also refer to a lifestyle that rejects the use of animal products for any reason. Most vegans refrain from the use of leather goods, wool, cosmetics, etc. made from animal products.Raw foods is a form of veganism, in which food is uncooked or only dehydrated. Vegans consume sugar and processed foods that are made without the use of animal products.
  • A Macrobiotic diet is a plant-based diet with occasional fish, consisting mostly of seasonal grains, vegetables, sea vegetables, and plant based proteins. The word macrobiotic means “large life”. Macrobiotics is based on the concept of balancing yin and yang (expansive & contractive energy) and the effects this has on the body. Macrobiotic people refrain from the use of sugar, with the exception of maple sugar in very limited amounts, and consume very small amounts of flour products.
  • Vegetarians eat a plant-based diet that may include eggs, milk, and cheese.

There you go, now you know. Hope the information helps you in picking the right kind of diet that works just for you. Buon appetite!

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