What is the difference between vegans and WFPB?
Vegans avoid all products made from animals for ethical reasons: meat, milk, eggs, leather, silk, honey, etc. Vegans believe that animals are here for their own reasons and not for human purposes.
Although never eating animal flesh or secretions, vegans often eat highly processed foods as well as products in the produce section of grocery stores. Some vegans live on fast, processed food such as Oreo cookies, french fries, cokes, substitute meat and cheese products (which are usually high in oil), chips, dips, granola bars, etc. From a health perspective, these highly processed food are only marginally more nutritious than animal foods.
WFBP (Whole Food, Plant-Based)
People looking to maximize their health, eat the most nutritious foods, and manage the most common chronic conditions (heart disease, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases) eat only whole foods. Whole foods are consumed the way nature grows them, such as the whole fruit from a tree, the whole vegetable from the ground, seeds and nuts from plants with no added oils, grains that are minimally processed. Thousands of peer-reviewed studies have shown that foods in their natural state provide the most beneficial diet.
Vegan and WFPB
A person could be both vegan and follow a WFPB life style. This is the way that provides the most benefits for animals, for our planet, and for our health.