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Hi there in this episode I break down the differences between the various plant-based diet options. Below is the summary the web page I used. Again any questions please reach out to me on the Facebook page listed on this website. Thank you for listening.
The pescatarian diet (or pescetarian diet) is a diet that excludes animal products, exceptions made for fish/seafood, and animal by-products. You can think of it as a vegetarian diet that adds fish and other seafood.
It would be a mistake to consider the pescatarian diet as a vegetarian diet, though. Eating fish is still eating animal flesh, even if some religions do not consider fish as meat.
It is sometimes classified as a semi-vegetarian diet.
The vegetarian diet is a diet that excludes all animal meat, including fish and seafood. It includes, however, animal by-products such as eggs, milk, and cheese (as well as honey).
As you’ll see in a moment, there are some variations of the vegetarian diet that exclude either dairy products or eggs. The version that includes both dairy and eggs is also known as the ovo-lacto vegetarian diet.
The lacto-vegetarian diet is a vegetarian diet that includes dairy products such as cheese, butter, and milk, but excludes eggs.
The ovo-vegetarian diet is a vegetarian diet that includes eggs but excludes dairy products. A large percentage of the world population is lactose intolerant, so it’s not uncommon for vegetarians to opt for ovo-vegetarianism for health reasons.
The Whole-Foods, Plant-Based (WFPB) diet is a plant-based diet that eliminates processed foods.
Fake meats and cheeses are obviously excluded. In addition, so are white rice and white bread, since they are also highly processed and stripped of the naturally occurring fiber in whole grains. Refined flours, grains, and sugars are all out, and so are processed oils.
As usual, honey is a contentious issue. Many will exclude it, while others might opt to include it.
We like this diet quite a bit here at Plant-Based.org, but we do acknowledge that an imperfect plant-based diet sustained over a long period of time is far better than a WFPB diet that you struggle to adhere to. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good enough!
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