Vegetarian Lifestyle: Helping To Contribute To Our Health And Vitality

AnnH By AnnH, 24th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A vegetarian is a person who eats no meat but only vegetables, fruits and sometimes fish, eggs or diary products…

The Vegetarian Lifestyle

Vegetarian is a term which is generally used to describe an individual who does not eat meat, poultry, fish or seafood. A lot of individuals are now choosing a green lifestyle, this is considered a much healthier lifestyle.
One of the major benefits of a vegetarian diet is a healthy heart. Nuts are consume more by vegetarians as a supplemental form of protein. Nuts consists of healthy fats, these include omega-3 and omega-6. These help to promote good heart health by helping to reduce bad cholesterol and unclogging arteries. Soy milk is also consume more by vegetarians, which also helps to reduce bad cholesterol and is also linked to good heart health.
Vegetarians also eat more fruits and vegetables, which contain essential vitamins, such as vitamin A and E, which contribute to good skin health. Vegetables and fruits also help to flush toxins out of the body, due to the high amounts of fiber they contain. Vegetarians also consume more antioxidants, antioxidants help prevent cancer by destroying free radicals, two strong antioxidants are vitamin C and E. Vitamin C is found in tomatoes, berries, citrus fruit, asparagus, kiwis and peppers. Vitamin E is found in almonds, brown rice, wheat germ, walnuts, most foods that are a part of a well-balance vegetarian diet.

There are several vegetarian groups these are listed below:

* Semi-Vegetarian: This term is used to describe an individual who only consumes diary products, chicken, eggs and fish, this individual does not eat other animal flesh.
* Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian: These vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry, fish and seafood, but they eat eggs and milk.
* Ovo-Vegetarian: Ovo-vegetarians would be a vegan if they did not consume eggs.
* Lacto-Vegetarian: Lacto- vegetarians would be a vegan if they did not consume milk.
* Pescatarians: These vegetarians will only eat fish and will abstain from eating any other animal flesh, a lot of individuals choose this kind of diet for health reasons or as a step toward becoming fully vegetarian.
* Vegan: Vegans do not eat any animal products or by-products. Also some individuals from this group do not consume yeast and honey. Vegan vegetarians are the strictest sub-category group.

It is very important to consider both dietary and ethical reasons for choosing this lifestyle, this article is not intended as medical advice or treatment, but for the purpose of providing beneficial information.


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
25th Apr 2011 (#)

My wife and I are not full vegetarians but have cut way back on meat. We are healtheir, save money, and save animal lives by eating less meat.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
25th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks for this helpful information, well done!

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author avatar Denise O
25th Apr 2011 (#)

This is a good overall review of vegetarians. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar AnnH
25th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks guys for your comments.

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author avatar richardpeeej
2nd May 2011 (#)

Indeed so I quite often indulge in the fruits of the ground and of the tree instead of the fruit of the spear and those mortals of the cud and the sea

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
24th Apr 2013 (#)

Interesting article. Thanks for the information.

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author avatar AnnH
8th May 2013 (#)

Thanks for commenting Clarence.

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