What Is an Industrial Vegan

industrial vegan

An industrial vegan, sometimes called a vegetarian industrialist, is a vegetarian who works in an office that is located in an industrialized, commercial setting. Vegans do not eat any products made from animals, including honey, eggs, milk and other dairy products. The word "vegan" itself is derived from the Sanskrit word vaidya, which means love or sympathy. Vegans try to live in harmony with all living things, including members of the animal kingdom.

Difference Between Industrial Vegans and Raw Vegans

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There are many similarities between an industrial vegan and a raw vegan. Both are plant-based vegans who avoid any products made from animals. They also both choose to live a "raw" or organic diet. In this article we will compare an industrial vegan (who lives on a plant-based diet) to a raw vegan (who eats only vegetables and fruits).

Raw vegans typically eat very little animal products. They do use some dairy and eggs in their diet, but most of their diet is composed of fresh fruit and vegetables (Vegans do sometimes eat cheese and butter occasionally), nuts, seeds, sprouts, and whole grains. Compared to the typical Western diet, the vegan diet can be quite nutrient deficient. Vegans who follow paleo diets (also called " Primal" diets) often find that their vitamin deficiencies are less severe than those of meat eaters.

The major difference between an industrial vegan and a raw vegan is the diet. An industrial vegan is someone who consumes a primarily plant-based diet and follows a lifestyle of very limited exercise, and who consumes a great deal of processed food. Raw vegans, on the other hand, don't consume any animal products and, because they live primarily off plant-based foods, are much more active than carnivores. The raw vegan's diet is also high in fiber and very low in fat.

There is some confusion about what the word "veganism" actually means. The Wikipedia definition is "a broad umbrella term encompassing veganism, a lifestyle, and diet that revolves around avoiding, or reducing consumption of animal products". TheFAO defines it as "the diet that meets the requirements of the animal welfare laws that apply to the United States". It should be noted that these laws vary from country to country and so the actual requirements for being vegan may vary from state to state. Some would define veganism as being a diet rich in protein with low carbohydrate intake.

In order to understand what distinguishes the two categories of veganism, we have to take a look at some of the common characteristics of each. While both groups typically focus on animal welfare, veganism tends to be more motivated by compassion for animals. Vegans consider themselves to be working to help the planet – in one way or another. An industrial vegans diet may not be very environmentally-friendly, but the purpose of the article continues on.

The second characteristic of industrial veganism is that it does not focus on being a health benefit. Being vegan is often seen as something you do in order to stay healthy. However, many vegans do so because they have chosen to live a healthier life. An industrial veggie eater is probably trying to reduce their overall cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar level. However, there is no way to measure how long a person will live during their vegan lifestyle – it's not like you can exercise your way to better cholesterol levels.

End Note

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Vegans, however, tend to be looked at as being more focused on losing weight, being in shape, or just looking good. These are the traits of being an industrial vegan. Being an environmentalist can sometimes make people feel like vegans are anti-hippies. That is not necessarily true when you compare the two contestants on the popular game show Deal or No Deal. The term industrial vegan is used to define someone who is committed to the preservation of the planet through ecologically-friendly eating – and, thus, someone who would probably be considered a hippie.

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