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Let's Talk About It with Jenny White/ Why I am a vegan and not a vegetarian.

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In reading one of Healthline's newsletters, I found the word vegan which it says was coined in 1944 by a small group of vegetarians who broke away from the Leicester Vegetarian Society to form the Vegan Society. The term was chosen by combining the first and last letters of the word vegetarian. It is currently defined as a way of eating and living that excludes the exploitation of and cruelty to animals as much as possible.

Different types of veganism: dietary, refers to those who choose to avoid animal products in their diet, but continue to use them in other products. Whole-food vegans who favor a diet rich in foods such as fruits, vegetable, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds  Junk-food vegans who rely on processed vegan food, such as vegan meats, fries, vegan frozen dinners and vegan desserts, such as Oreo cookies and non-dairy ice cream. Raw-food vegans who consume raw fruits, nuts and seeds, as well as foods cooked at temperatures below 115 degrees. Low-fat, raw-food vegans, also known as fruitarians who eat nuts, avocados and coconuts and rely mainly on fruit. They avoid meat, chicken, fish, shellfish, eggs, dairy and honey.

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