Who are vegans after you

Vegan diet and vegan lifestyle


Stina Spiegelberg

What does "vegan" mean?


Shortly: Vegan means free from animal ingredients. People who live vegan do not eat foods that contain animal products (meat, milk, etc.) or are produced by animals (honey). Many vegans also transfer this to their clothing and do without leather, wool and silk, for example.
The vegan way of life developed out of the vegetarian diet. The word "vegan" was coined by Donald Watson, the founder of the English Vegan Society: he took the word "vegetarian" (from the English "vegetable" for vegetables / vegetable; German: vegetarian / vegetarian) and shortened it to "vegan".

"Vegan" describes a form of nutrition or lifestyle without any animal products. Vegans do without meat, milk, eggs, butter, honey and their derivatives. For many vegans, the attitude literally goes outside the box - they prefer a life without wool, silk and leather. The motivation can be ethical, health or ecological.

Vegans especially reject modern factory farming. You want to encourage people to think sustainably with their actions and consumer behavior.
Many products that Omnivore (non-vegans) consume are vegan: from spaghetti with tomato sauce and granny's fruitcake to the beloved potato pancakes. Pasta, most dark chocolate and some types of biscuits are also vegan.

In the supermarket, vegan products are not always recognizable as such at first glance. The vegan seals will support you in your search for plant-based foods.

more about the vegan seals

The desire to be 100% vegan is difficult to implement with today's labeling requirements. If you are interested in the vegan lifestyle, go as far as you enjoy it. Take your time and try out new recipes little by little. Start your journey of discovery, hunger will come by itself!