What kind of vegetarian are you?

What kind of vegetarian are you?

There are various types of vegetarians so we can say they come in various forms. Some of them follow this trait due to religious beliefs or for health benefits or lets say plainly by choice or by following fad diets.

These diets basically means the removal of a few products either all or some of the animal products.

They are classified by the type of foods consumes.

  • Vegans- they exclude all foods of animal origin including animal flesh,milk products and eggs. They strictly abstain from using any from this food group.
  • Ovo-Vegetarian- They exclude all animal flesh and milk but do include eggs in their diets.
  • Lacto-Vegetarians- They exclude all animal flesh and eggs but include milk in their diets.
  • Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians- They exclude all animal flesh but include eggs and milk in their diets.
  • Pesco Vegetarians- They exclude red meat and fowl but eat eggs,sea food,fish and milk and its products.
  • Semi vegetarians- They occasionally eat meat otherwise follow vegetarian diets.

Then there are many other terms like Fruitarians who eat only fruits, nuts, honey etc; macrobiotics whose diets includes unprocessed vegan foods such as whole grains,
fruits and vegetables in specific proportions, and allows the
occasional consumption of fish. Sugar and refined oils are avoided; Pollo- vegetarians who eat all type of poultry including chicken, turkey and ducks.

So now choose what kind of vegetarian you are so next time some one asks you what kind of vegetarian are you, You have the instant answer for it.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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