Vegan or plant-based – what's the difference?
Following a plant-based diet can come in all kinds of different degrees. For example, you can choose to gradually replace more and more animal products with vegetable products. Do you opt for a vegetarian diet? Then you often leave only meat and fish. However, a vegan diet goes one step further. If you follow a vegan diet, you avoid all animal products, including dairy products, eggs and honey. In short, a plant-based diet and a vegan diet are not exactly the same, but they are closely related.
Eat more plant-based foods
More and more people are choosing to eat more plant-based foods. The number of flexitarians, vegetarians and vegans is increasing. Eating less meat is good for the environment and animal welfare. It is also better for your health to eat less meat and more grains, legumes, vegetables, fruit and nuts. Why is a more plant-based diet a good idea? And what can you pay attention to?
Better for the environment
Food production demands a lot from the world. Food is responsible for 20 to 35% of all greenhouse gas emissions. More than half of that comes from meat and dairy. Producing food also costs a lot of water and forests and nature are lost. In addition, there is pollution from manure. By eating less meat and dairy, you help the environment. By eating less meat one day a week, you can reduce the environmental impact of your diet by as much as 5 to 10%.
Better for your health
It is also beneficial for your health to eat more plant-based foods. You have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease if you eat less meat and more whole grain products, legumes, vegetables, fruit and nuts. Ultimately, you can conclude that more plant-based food is a gift for your body, mind and the world! Want to read more about the effect of plant-based eating on the environment? There is an interesting blog on the Nature and Environment website.
'Let food be thy medicine'
Who said that enjoyment shouldn't be healthy? Increase your resistance with our delicious vegan soups with healing herbs and healthy vegetables. We stand for a healthy lifestyle with a positive impact on people and the environment. We do this by working with rescued vegetables as much as possible and purchasing our products from local suppliers. And we inspire you to reuse our disposables. Follow us on Instagram for fun ideas!
Did you know that 70 to 80% of your immunity, and therefore health, is created in your belly? That's why the right fuel is essential for your mindset and performance. With good fuel you go well, with wrong fuel you go bad. Just look at a diesel car where you put petrol in, it doesn't make any progress either! That is why we work with fresh products without artificial fragrances, colors and flavors and our soups do not contain any preservatives.
Currently, plastic is the most environmentally friendly solution. It takes fewer resources to create, ship and distribute it than glass or paper. We use Polyethylene Terephthalate #1 (PET #1) plastic because it is sturdy and safe for use. This type of plastic is also best recycled, because we obviously do not want it to end up in the sea and contribute to the 'plastic soup'.
Tips for recycling!
The plastic soup bowl does not have to be thrown away after use! Wash the container and use it to store screws, beads, food (nuts, kernels, seeds, etc), or put some soil in it and plant your own vegetables, cuttings and herbs! More ideas and tips, updates about Manic Organic, where we are with our Foodtruck, you can find it on our Instagram account!