Did you ever want to know more about the vegan lifestyle and what vegans eat? I did, so today we have the honor of chatting with Vegan and fellow blogger, Inga Ambrosia of Miami Vegan Blog.
BISJ: Thank you again Inga for taking the time to educate us all on the Vegan lifestyle. So to start out, what's the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian?
Inga: A vegetarian is someone who has adopted a meat-free diet. There are different kinds of vegetarians including: Ovo: eats eggs. Lacto: drinks milk and eats cheese. Facto: eats fish. These terms can be combined to describe vegetarians that eat two or more of these items. A strict vegetarian may not eat any of these products but may still wear animal clothing.
A vegan is a person that never eats meat, eggs, fish or dairy. They also don't wear any animal products like wool, silk or leather. Vegans also don't support companies that perform animal testing, such as beauty companies or pharmaceutical brands. Some vegans eat honey and sugar, but strict vegans don't. Vegan people are usually activists of some kind and are very concerned about the environment. Adaptt.org is an activist organization that provides a wealth of information about veganism.
BISJ: How long have you been vegan, and how did you come to adopt this way of eating?