Originally Posted by thenrie
You're getting vegan and vegetarian mixed up. Vegans don't eat animal products for any number of reasons. I try to eat vegan to keep my cholesterol down, but I still love a good steak once in a while, and a good, cold glass of milk still tastes good on occasion.
Vegetarians don't eat animal products because of their belief system. I once dated a girl who was vegetarian. She said she couldn't eat something that was once living and running around or swimming in the sea. We only went out once. The vegetarians are the ones who put the guilt-trip on you.
Actually vegans are way stricter than vegetarians - they wont eat anything
that has any animal bi product in it either - that includes all dairy products like milk, cheeses, yoghurt & butter, eggs, gelatine etc and wont use anything derived from animals - such as leather whereas vegetarians only abstain from meat and quite often not related to a fondness of animals but simply because they find the idea of putting something 'dead' in their mouths repulsive but have often got no issues with other people who don't have an phobia about it. I personally find the thought of eating oysters, frogs legs, snails and horses gross but it doesnt worry me if someone else does
What has this got to do with helmets by the way?
Having a low cholesterol diet is very wise but not the same as being vegan as many vegetable oils are also high in cholesterol