Plant Based or Vegan

setembro 04, 2017

(Engish version below)


PT

Muitos intitulam-se como veganos mas são apenas plant based. E nem todos os veganos têm uma alimentação plant-based.

Qual é a diferença?
No fundo, quando se fala no veganismo, refere-se a um estilo de vida, e quando se fala em plant based, refere-se a alimentação baseada em plantas.

Falando exclusivamente em termos de alimentação, os veganos têm uma alimentação 100% vegetariana, ou seja, excluem carne, peixe, ovos, lacticínios, mel e tudo o que possa ser composto por um destes "ingredientes". Isto também não é considerado ser plant based.
Depois temos a comida sem qualquer tipo de ingrediente animal - comida processada - com óleos, farinhas, açúcar, fast food, etc., que é consumida pelos veganos, mas não faz parte de uma alimentação plant based.

Então, o termo plant based refere-se a comida natural, sem qualquer tipo de processamento (ou o mínimo possível), e a refeições preparadas com esses ingredientes.

A diferença entre vegan e plant based pode ser muito variada, mas, generalizando, podemos dizer que algum alimento que seja considerado plant based é apto para veganos, mas a comida apta para veganos pode não ser apta para quem tem uma alimentação plant based. E nem toda a gente que seja plant based tem um estilo de vida vegan.

O veganismo refere-se a crenças éticas. Veganos abstêm-se de consumir qualquer coisa que envolva o uso de animais ou ingredientes animais. Para além da alimentação, não vestem nada originário de nenhum animal, não usam produtos testados ou com ingredientes animais, nem contribuem com nada que explore animais (por exemplo, circos).

Qual destas alimentações é mais saudável? Depende. Um vegan tanto pode comer à base de plant based como pode comer à base de comida processada e fast food. Veganismo nem sempre é sinónimo de alimentação saudável. Mesmo uma alimentação plant based pode não ser saudável.

Apesar de isto não passarem de rótulos, pode existir uma grande diferença em dizer que se é vegan ou plant based, o que pode levar a que muitas vezes alguém seja induzido a erro.

Há benefícios enormes em ser vegano e / ou plant based. Independentemente disso , tem orgulho no que és e no que conseguiste alcançar. Isto não passam de rótulos, e o que importa é o que fazes com isso, e não o que dizes que és. Sente-te bem com as tuas escolhas.



With love,
Anna.


EN


Many call themselves vegans but are just plant based. And not all vegans have a plant-based nutritivo.

What is the big difference?
Basically, when it comes to veganism, it refers to a lifestyle, and when it comes to plant based, it refers to plant-based food.

Speaking exclusively in terms of
food, vegans have a 100% vegetarian diet, meaning they exclude meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, honey and anything that may consist of one of these "ingredients."
This is also not considered to be plant based.
Then we have food without any kind of animal ingredient - processed food - with oils, flours, sugar, fast food, etc., which is consumed by vegans but not part of a plant-based diet.

So the term plant based refers to food without any kind of processing (or the least possible), and to meals prepared with these ingredients.

The difference between vegan and plant based can be very varied but, generalizing, we can say that some food that is considered plant based is suitable for vegans, but vegan food may not be suitable for everyone who has a plant-based diet. And not everyone who is plant based has a vegan lifestyle.

Veganism refers to ethical beliefs. Vegans refrain from consuming anything that involves the use of animals or animal ingredients. In addition to food, they do not wear anything from any animal, do not use tested products or animal ingredients, or contribute anything that exploits animals (eg, circuses).

Which of these is healthier? It depends. A vegan can either eat plant-based as can eat-based processed food and fast food. Veganism is not always synonymous with healthy eating.

Although this is no more than labels, there may be a big difference in saying that if it is vegan or plant based, which can lead to many times being misled.

Note
: There are huge benefits in being vegan and / or plant based. Regardless, you have to be proud of what you are and what you have achieved. This is just labels, and what matters is what you do with it, not what you say you are. Feel good about your choices.


With love,
Anna.



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4 comentários

  1. plant based is also NOT the same as healthy living. it just means you maintain a vegan diet for personal reasons, not to particularly save nonhumans from being used as a commodity.

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    1. Exactly! Healthy living is much more than what you eat :)

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  2. Hi Anna! I liked your article and shared it in my new facebook groups ("plant-based in brasil" and "Project SoulRebel")

    I too think that living healthy is much more than what you eat. But as a regimen a whole food, plant-based diet is much more relevant and concrete than "vegan", which in itself is a term that keeps many people away from even wanting to hear about it...

    Wanna join the discussion and the comunity we are trying to build in Brasil? CHeck us out on facebook!! :)

    Greetings from Rio

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    1. Hi Juliane :)

      Thank you so much fr your words. And for sharing my article!!

      I'll look for those groups on facebook :)

      Beijinhos from Portugal <3

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