Most people like to eat meat, such as juicy steaks or chicken. However, according to an article posted on Harvard University's Web site, about 2.5 million Americans refuse to eat red meat and poultry, and they prefer a vegetable-based diet. People who have decided to become vegetarians say they do not harm other creatures because they are vegetarian. On the other hand, people aged 55 or older are said to have decided on a vegetarian diet because of their health problems. In addition, health, ethics, the environment, or religious beliefs are included as reasons for being vegetarian. Vegetarianism A vegetarian diet began around 700 BC.
A vegetarian is defined as a person who does not eat meat, poultry, fish or shellfish, or slaughtering, and who is a vegetarian. Vegetarian foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and seeds. Contrary to popular belief, there are many types of vegetarianism. From now on, we introduce various vegetarian types one by one. The first type is Ovo lacto vegetarians. Maintains a standard vegetarian diet and does not eat meat or fish but eats dairy products and eggs. The second type is Lactobacillus. It is also called lactaires, and it eats dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, but does not eat eggs. The third type is obsolete vegetarians. It is also called egg starter and does not eat meat, fish or dairy products but eats eggs.
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The fourth type is demi vegetarian. This type of vegetarian diet excludes meat, but fish, eggs, cheese and dairy products. The fifth type is semi vegetarian. This type of vegetarian, called flexi teronian, is a vegetarian who eats a vegetarian diet but also consumes meat or fish. The sixth type is polo vegetarian. It is also called a poloterion and eats eggs, poultry and dairy products but does not eat fish or other mammalian meat. The seventh type is Pescos Vegetarian. This type of vegetarian, also called Pescatorian, does not eat red meat, including eggs and dairy products, but eats chicken and fish. The last eighth is a vegan vegetarian. This type of vegetarian diet keeps the strictest vegetarian diet. Do not eat any food from slaughter. In other words, fish, meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products and eat all of the vegetarian diet only eat.
Benefits of becoming a vegetarian
"There is a lot of research on the benefits of a vegetarian diet," said Kerti McManner, a professor of nutrition at the Brigham Women's Hospital in Harvard, USA. "Vegetarianism lowers body mass index and blood pressure. It also helps to reduce the chances of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer and prolong life. " In addition, vegetarians are less likely to consume saturated vitamins, minerals, and fiber, including low levels of saturated fats and cholesterol, which are mainly found in fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts. A vegetarian diet is generally healthy, but it may lack the specific nutrients found in meat and dairy products, such as protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin B12. Therefore, vegetarians must find ways to combine essential nutrients. Dr. McManner suggests taking a vegetable supplement for this.
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Vegan vs. Vegan vegetarian
As mentioned earlier, 'vegan vegetarians' and 'vegetarians' should not be considered the same type of vegetarian. Vegans are extremely opposed to slaughter. Vegans think that humans have no right to use animals freely in food, clothing, or science. Strongly criticize companies doing animal testing and use animal abuse prevention products. It also opposes the use of animals for racing and entertainment purposes. In other words, vegan vegetarians are people who are willing to change their lifestyle for the rights of animals. On the other hand, vegetarians generally oppose slaughter, but if they maintain a proper breeding environment, they may consume animal by-products such as milk and eggs. Is a vegetarian right for you? Being a vegetarian requires a lot of sacrifice. Most dairy products, including ice cream, milk and cheese, have a lot of saturated fats. "People who try to lose weight are definitely vegetarian, but it's better to limit them," McManner said. "It's better to eat fruits, vegetables and grains than to eat foods that are high in saturated fat." Advised. Eating out with vegetarians can be another challenge. This is because restaurants usually order salads. However, some Indian, Thai and Chinese restaurants may experience a new vegetarian menu. If you decide to become a vegetarian, it is best to organize only about half of your diet first. If you change your diet too quickly to vegetarian diet, you will soon be bored. Most importantly, you should plan your diet well so that the vegetarian diet does not lead to health problems.