Being vegetarian and vegan are not the same. But what’s the difference?

Susan S. Johnson

The world is now shifting to a more plant-based diet! The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly changed the way people think about plant-based eating, and its growing role in protecting personal and planetary health. For those practicing a plant-based diet, the difference between being vegetarian and vegan might be obvious. For others, it can be confusing, we think.

For instance, vegan and vegetarian diets avoid all animal by-products. But how are being vegan and vegetarian different from each other? 

To understand this better, we spoke to Dr Priya Palan, dietitian, Zen Multispeciality Hospital, who shared with HealthShots that vegan and vegetarian

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