Vegan versus Vegetarian.....and so on.
Veganism is defined as the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. An individual who follows the diet or philosophy is known as a vegan. Distinctions may be made between several categories of veganism. The term “vegan” was created by combining the first and last letters of “vegetarian.” The primary difference between vegans and vegetarians is that vegetarians only
Diabetes and a Plant based/ Vegan diet
Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic, and continues to grow rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. Prediabetes is even more common among those aged ≥ 65 in the United States, with a prevalence of 50%. Diabetes accounts for in excess of $176 billion of direct medical costs in the US, including annual per capita costs of $7900, a number 2.3 times higher than costs for adults without diabetes. Staggering numbers indeed! Lifestyle choices, including dietary intake, remain a