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There are variations of the so-called vegetarian diet in which animal products such as eggs and cheese are allowed: a lacto-vegetarian diet allows milk and milk products but prohibits the intake of meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. An ovo-lacto-vegetarian diet allows all foods from plants plus eggs, milk, and other dairy products. An ovo-vegetarian diet allows eggs and foods of plant origin but prohibits meat, milk, and other dairy products.
vegetarianadjective Referring to a diet devoid of meat.
noun A person who eats vegetables, with little to no consumption of animal proteins.
Frutarian (Raw food eater)
Consumes only fruits (which some also define as vegetables, nuts and sprouted beans or grains); frutarians typically eschew fats, oils, sugar, salt and other flavourings.
Vegan (Pure vegetarian, strict vegetarian)
Consumes only plants (vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts); no animal products (meat, fish, dairy products and eggs).
Consumes same foods as vegans, plus dairy products.
Consumes same foods as vegans, as well as dairy products and eggs.
A vegetarian who supplements the diet with fish or poultry.
Patient discussion about vegetarian
Q. Is it really healthyer to be a vegetarian? plus a friend told me that she shed weight by doing that.
Q. I don’t want to go on non-vegetarian. This is Tom Greg; I have been vegetarian for about eight months. Often I’m really feeling tired. I’m taking iron supplements but that does not seem to help. Can my vegetarian diet be the reason for getting tired? If so what can I do to stop it, I don’t want to go on non-vegetarian. Thank You.
Q. Well I’m a vegetarian and I might get anemia. How do I get Iron and protein without meat? My mom my take giant vitamin pills and eat nasty protein bars. It's not as bad killing animals though... Is their any way I can stay healthy? Also being a vegetarian has made me extremely under weight and I am probably going to get anemia if i don't get all my vitamins. HELP!