Vegetarian Categories

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Photo Courtesy: Vegetarian girl living in a meat-eater’s world http://veggietalks.blogspot.ca/search/label/Vegan

 

The vegetarian diet branches out into seven different categories, depending on what food groups you choose to eat from.

The Vegan:

Includes:

  • vegetables
  • fruit

Does not include:

  • red meat (beef)
  • poultry
  • fish/seafood
  • dairy or eggs

The Fruitarian:

Includes:

Photo by: Shannon Galley

Photo by: Shannon Galley

  • fruit
  • seeds
  • nuts

Does not include:

  • vegetables
  • grains
  • animal products

 

Ovo-Vegetarian:

Includes:

  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • eggs

Does not include:

  • dairy products
  • any animal flesh

 

Lacto-Vegetarian:

Includes:

  • dairy products: milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, cream and kefir
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • grains

Does not include:

  • eggs
  • all meats

 

Photo courtesy: Peace Wisdom Prosperity http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sahuber/rpd/Egg%20Drop.html

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian:

Includes:

  • dairy products
  • egg products
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • grains

Does not include:

  • animal flesh of any kind

Photo Courtesy: What You Must Know about Pesco Vegetarianism http://telefuturocanal23.net/diet-fitness/what-you-must-know-about-pesco-vegetarianism/

Pesco-Vegetarian:

Includes:

  • vegetables
  • fruit
  • nuts
  • grains
  • beans
  • eggs
  • dairy
  • seafood only

Does not include:

  • other animals besides fish/seafood

Semi-Vegetarian:

Includes:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Dairy products
  • Occasional meat eating
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