There are many reasons why someone would choose not to consume meat. If you’re currently a meat eater you may find it hard to believe someone may give up steak, sausage and other forms of meat. But indeed there are people who go by a vegetarian lifestyle which omits meat.
But is being a vegetarian just a fad? Is it a means of losing weight? Does being a vegetarian offer any benefits? If you’ve ever pondered any of these questions we hope to clarify some of them for you. Here we will break down what it means to be a vegetarian.

What is a vegetarian?
According to the Vegetarian Society, a vegetarian is someone who consumes grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, dairy and egg. A vegetarian does not consume meat – which includes poultry, fish, game or any animal which is slaughtered.

By definition it would appear there aren’t many options left for vegetarians to consume. And one may wonder where a vegetarian gets their essential nutrients from. But the fact is vegetarians still have plenty of options for getting their nutrients in even though they don’t consume meat.

Types of vegetarian
Vegetarians have evolved quite a bit. So much so there are actually different types of vegetarians. Here are the types of vegetarianism which people associate with.

Flexitarian: Some-what of a new age version of vegetarian, a flexitarian follows a semi-vegetarian lifestyle. This means they will occasionally eat meat and fish, but generally sticks with eggs, dairy and plants. This type of vegetarian will choose meat which has been ethically-sourced – meaning it wasn’t abused or improperly treated.

Pescetarian: Pesce, in Italian, means fish, so this type of vegetarian will consume fish but not other forms of meat.


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