What do Vegan & Plant-Based Mean?

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IN RECENT YEARS the world of Veganism, or “Plant-Based Living,” has moved into the spot light of mindful and healthy living. But, what does it mean? What does it mean to be “Vegan” or to live a “Plant-Based Life?”

The simplest definition is the one you’ll find in the dictionary:

Vegan (noun): A person who does not eat or use animal products.

That leaves us with “Plant-Based Living.”

If you type in “Plant-Based Living” into dictionary.com, it will tell you no such thing exists, referring you to other words that have no relations to food and diet at all. So, let’s pick a definition of our own.

Plant-Based Living is the decision not eat animal products in any way. Is it like being vegan? Yes. Deciding to move away from food items created from animals brings you one step closer to becoming vegan. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not.

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The word “Vegan” was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 when he founded The Vegan Society—a society that still exists today. The word came to be after “Vegetarian” went from meaning no animal products to the addition of dairy and eggs.

Now, in 2018, we are moving into the Plant Based Generation. And like, Donald Watson, a new term has been coined to be to correct the corruption of Veganism. Living a Plant-Based Life includes foods made from, you guessed it, plants. Healthy, whole food, dishes created at home—by you—to help you become the best version of yourself.

One that doesn’t rely on process food. (Which aren’t healthy for you in the least.)

Plant-Based Living is embracing fruits, veggies, lentils, legumes, nuts, and a myriad of other delicious—protein filled—foods that help both you and the planet.

So, now what? Let’s take this transition one day at a time. One post at a time. One email at a time. For more information on joining the RevLIFE: Plant-Based Living community, go HERE.

And remember:

“The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.”
― Mignon McLaughlin

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