Vegetarian & Vegan Diet

The vegetarian and vegan diet have never been so popular as it is today and scientific research is now confirming that it has many advantages to health.

Many people get confused over the types of vegetarian diet that exists and they think that the word vegetarian came from the contraction of vegetable-arian but in fact it comes from the Latin word ‘vegetus’ which means sprightly or lively!

Lets take a look at the different types of diet and what it involves.

Lacto Vegetarian

Does Not EatEats
Red MeatDairy products
EggsFruit
FishVegetables
Poultry 
All meat 

No meat, fish, seafood or fowl (anything that had a face) but consumes dairy produce.

Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian

Does Not EatEats
Red MeatDairy products
FishFruit
PoultryVegetables
All meatEggs

No meat, fish, seafood or fowl (anything that had a face) but consumes dairy produce, eggs (normally free range) in the diet.

Vegan

Does Not EatEats
Red MeatFruit
FishVegetables
Poultry 
All meat 
Dairy product 
Eggs 

This word came about earlier this century and means one who excludes all of the above, together with dairy products, eggs and honey.

Demi-Vegetarian

Does Not EatEats
Red MeatFruit
All meatVegetables
 Fish
 Poultry
 Dairy products
 Eggs

Not actually a vegetarian, but someone who has cut down on the amount of meat eaten, normally abstaining from the consumption of red meat.

Pescatarian

Does Not EatEats
Red MeatFish
PoultryDairy products
All meatFruit
 Vegetables
 Eggs

Pescatarians are semi-vegetarians who focus on a plant-based diet with the inclusion of fish.

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