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A diet that includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains and is free from all animal products including dairy and eggs. Also used to describe a person who eats such a diet.
Common confusion: Often mistakenly used to describe those who do not eat flesh but do consume other animal products such as diary and eggs. Such a diet would be more accurately described by the term ovo-lacto vegetarian.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How will I get enough protein on a plant-based diet?
How can I have healthy bones without milk? Don't growing children need animal products to be healthy? Isn't soy bad for you?
What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian?
How do I get started? Is it hard to shop for and prepare plant-based foods?