Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian …. What Does it All Mean?

Vegan and Vegetarianism are not the same.  Although the terms have been around for a long time, there is a distinct difference between the two.  And now, there are Flexitarians.  What is this all about.  The following article explains  …

What does vegan meanWhere did the word “vegan” come from?

Why “vegan” though? Where did that short word that connotes radical vegetarians come from? Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society, coined the word “vegan” in 1944 as a statement against vegetarians who ate dairy products. He took the first and last letters of the word vegetarian to create his orthodox version of vegetarianism. Today, as many as 10% of American adults say they follow a vegetarian-inclined diet, but only 1% of them are strict vegans.


Personally, I follow a flexitarian diet.  After striving to be a vegan, I discovered some genetic issues that made me become a flexitarian.  Still honor the vegan lifestyle though!

What are your thoughts?


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