Eating habits are changing and with new choices come new “labels”. Whichever diet you follow is a matter of personal choice and ethics. Yet our current eating habits are not sustainable and there is no doubt that our diet will need to become more plant based.
Let’s explore some of the options….
Vegetarian: a vegetarian has a plant based diet (ie not meat or fish) but does eat dairy and eggs.
Vegan: a true vegan will not eat any animal product (no meat, fish or dairy). More restricting that vegetarianism but there are many plant based dairy substitutes.
Flexitarian: this is a semi-vegetarian diet which is becoming increasingly popular for people who still want to eat fish or meat from time to time. Followers of the “Meat Free Monday” campaign belong to this category.
Pescatarian: a pescatarian is a semi-vegetarian and does not eat meat but eats fish, seafood and shelfish
Pollotarian: a pollotarian is also a a semi-vegetarian diet which excludes red meat but pretty much everything else.