Video: Balanced Nutrition for Vegetarians
Hi, this is Dr. Reuben Chen and welcome to another Fit Tip. Generally speaking, a vegetarian is someone who doesn't eat meat and instead mainly eats fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, and other nonmeat foods. But actually, there are different kinds of vegetarian diets, including: Lacto-ovo vegetarians, who don’t eat meat, but do eat eggs and dairy products. This is the most common type of vegetarian diet. Pesci-vegetarians eat fish, dairy, and eggs, but don’t eat red meat or poultry. Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products, but not eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood. Vegans are total vegetarians and eat only plant foods. They abstain from all animal-derived foods, including honey and gelatin. Eating a balanced diet when you’re vegetarian requires a little extra attention.
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