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Some facts about vegetarianism, its types, advantages and disadvantages of vegetarian diet.

Vegetarianism facts include the types of vegetarianism and vegetarianism pros and cons in regards to its health benefits.


– Vegans only eat food that comes from a plant.
– Lacto Vegetarians do not eat meat or eggs but they do eat dairy products.
– Ovo Vegetarians do not eat meat or dairy products but they do eat eggs.
– Lacto-ovo Vegetarians do not eat meat but they do eat eggs and dairy products.
– Pesco Vegetarians eat fish, eggs, and dairy products. They do not eat red or poultry.
– Fruitarians eat only fruits, nuts and seeds. They do not eat meat, eggs, dairy products, or the roots of any plants such as carrots.
– Pollo-Vegetarians eat poultry, such as chicken, turkey, and duck.


– Vegetarian diets are low in calories. Not all vegetarian diets are low in calories.
– Vegetarian diets are high in fiber.
– Research has shown that a low-fat vegetarian diet helps to stop progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it altogether.
– Health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, gallstones, kidney stones are much less common in vegetarians.
– A vegetarian diet relies on beans and lentils for its source of proteins.
– Soy products, such as tofu and tempeh, are used to provide isoflavins, such as genistein and daidzein, which help to diminish bone loss, inhibit tumor growth and lower cholesterol.
– Vegetarians develop strong immunity in them.
– Green leafy vegetables have ample supply of calcium.


– Vegetarians face inadequate intake of proteins and B12.
– B12 on the other hand cannot be sourced from plants, only from animals, hence a vegetarian needs to eat foods that have been fortified with B12 vitamins, this is especially recommended for vegetarian children.
– The essential amino acids that the body requires are contained in a diet rich with red meat.
– Red meat contains very high quantities of iron as compared to vegetarian diet.
– The phosphorus content of meat is much more easily absorbed than the phosphorus in cereals and legumes.
– Vitamin D is not found in a plant based diet.

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