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Why is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

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Asked by Richardda, Last updated: Jun 28, 2020

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G. Tanaka, Dentist, MDS, Liverpool

Answered Oct 25, 2019

Vegetarian and vegan lifestyles are known to have lower saturated fat and cholesterol as compared to those who still eat meat. Some people say that vegans are healthier than vegetarians, mainly because vegans specifically focus on all food items that are only composed of vegetables. There are actually some nutrients that vegans are unable to get because they are usually taken from meat sources.

For example, there are some vegetarians who still eat eggs. This means that they still get vitamin B12, which is one of the nutrients that can be found in eggs. Vegan diets can be healthier for the environment though, which is probably one of the main reasons why people may decide to switch to a vegan diet.

 

d.Anthonyda

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Answered Feb 08, 2018

There are three main types of vegetarian diets. The first is called lacto-ovo vegetarians. These people diet by eating no meat in general but they do eat dairy products like milk and eggs. The second group is called the lacto vegetarians and they eat no meat, but they do eat dairy. However, these dieters do not eat eggs. The vegan vegetarians are the strictest.

They do not eat meat, but they also do not eat dairy or eggs either. All three of these are good in that they focus on the healthy foods, fruits and vegetables and stay away from unhealthy foods. So, vegans have the best diets because they avoid all animal products. Eggs contain cholesterol and dairy products are usually made into unhealthy foods.

 

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