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There seem to be a lot of similarities between Ikigai Diet and Whole Food Plant Based Diet; they both eat whole food, they both eat vegetables, legumes, and tubers.
Their attitudes toward vegetarianism seem similar that they both limit the amount of meat they eat but not stopping it completely.
So what is the difference between the two diets?
Ikigai Diet focuses more on fermented food: We value the power of intestines, and the diet is very much based on helping our intestines: That is why we have a lot of food with dietary fiber and fermented food.
We chew a lot to help digestion so that we don’t give too much work to our stomach and intestines. For the same reason, we don’t eat between meals to give enough break to these organs.
We value the power of bacteria, as well. The reason why we recommend that you make fermented food at home is that you can use local bacteria, which are more suitable to you, to ferment food, and by doing it, you release bacteria in your house, and you will be surrounded by good bacteria both inside and out.
I said our attitude toward vegetarianism is similar to that of Whole Food Plant Based Diet: We both focus on health more than regular vegetarian diet; what we eat is important, not just avoiding meat.
However, we don’t just think about personal health, we value social health, as well, since Ikigai Diet is based on the principle of Sanpo-Yoshi; I am happy, you are happy, and society is happy.
Let me talk about it more in the next post.