Would you like to live and eat healthy? Are you ready to live without eating meat, seafood? Then it might be time for you to call yourself a vegetarian and get started. In this article you can read about what a vegetarian is and what you must – and must not – eat.
A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat. You may want to consume dairy products and eat bread.
What are the rules for a vegetarian?
A vegetarian, sometimes called a vegetarian, does not eat:
Does not eat meat from any kind of animal
Vegetarians therefore do not eat any kinds of meat, poultry, fish, seafood
Also, do not eat by-products of animal slaughter.
This means that a vegetarian only eats:
Liver of fruits and vegetables, cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds
Eats milk products and / or eggs
Some vegetarians fail to eat products with gelatin (e.g., wine gum) as it often comes from cows or pigs
How to become a vegetarian?
Becoming a vegetarian is a decision you make permanently or for a period of your life:
Being a vegetarian is a decision you make
Some people live as vegetarians all the time
Others make the decision for a period, or as part of a fasting or a diet
It can be difficult to break old habits, and also to enter into social contexts where food is offered
However, vegetarians have many options for preparing tasty and healthy food. There are a multitude of recipes on the web so you don’t despair of no longer eating meat
Many vegetarians find themselves in a community where they can share their experiences and experiences with others. It can be online groups, food clubs and the like.
Some vegetarians choose to call themselves a specific type of vegetarian, and adjust to their diet plan. You speak, for example. about being
Flexitar (eats meat for special occasions)
Pescetar (a vegetarian who, however, allows himself to eat fish)
Lacto vegetarian (do not eat eggs)
Ovo vegetarian (does not eat dairy products)
What is the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian
A vegetarian can eat eggs, dairy products, honey and the like, and allow himself to go into wool, fur and leather.
A vegan completely avoids products derived from animal exploitation. You could say that it is the most “radical” diet and lifestyle.
Is it unhealthy to live like that?
When you are a vegetarian you do not eat meat. This means that you lack the protein that meat is rich in. There are also other nutrients, e.g. minerals that you no longer get. As a vegan, you do not get many of the healthy substances in animal products such as eggs and milk.
Many people experience having to take supplements or vitamins to maintain a good energy level and build muscle. Iron, vitamin D and B12 are the most necessary supplements. However, it is not the same as getting it from meat.
Being an athlete and living as a vegetarian and especially vegan can be difficult.
Looking at the many vegetarians and vegans and their personal stories, it’s hard to say it’s unhealthy. However, you cannot say that it is better for the environment or that it “saves the world” that you eat in a certain way. There is no objective evidence that there is anyone in the way of eating animal products.
You have to do it by your own conviction.