By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:15:02 PM.
Strictly speaking, vegetarians are people who do not eat meat, poultry, or seafood. But people with many different dietary patterns call themselves vegetarians, including the following: Do not eat meat, poultry, fish, or any products derived from animals, including eggs, dairy products, and gelatin. Do not eat meat, poultry, or fish, but do eat eggs and dairy products. Eat no meat, poultry, fish, or eggs, but do consume dairy products. Eat no meat, poultry, fish, or dairy products, but do eat eggs. Avoid meat but may eat fish (pesco-vegetarian, Pescatarian) or poultry (pollo-vegetarian).
Benefits of a vegetarian diet include obtaining more antioxidants and fiber, better protection against obesity or weight gain, and lowered risk for heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and metabolic syndrome. It may not be necessary to completely exclude all animal proteins from your diet. To prevent issues like vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anemia and low protein intake, it may be best to still consume some eggs, dairy or fish. A well‐balanced vegetarian diet should also include lots of raw and cooked veggies, limited processed foods, low amounts of added sugar, and little refined grain products.
A vegetarian diet can provide a wide variety of healthful, nutritious foods. Different types of vegetarian eat different things.Lacto-ovo-vegetarians avoid the flesh of all animals, both meat and fish.Pescatarian eat fish but no meat. Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products but no eggs.Ovo-vegetarians consume eggs but no dairy.Vegans avoid all animal-based foods, including honey. Some people call themselves "semi-vegetarian," but most vegetarian and vegan societies do not accept this term. A vegetarian needs to make careful choices about their diet, and to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that they meet their nutritional requirements. Some vegans may need to take supplements.