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What if I Eat Vegetarian Most of the Time, but Enjoy Meat and Poultry on Occasion?

Vegetarian Diet


Would you be classified as a vegetarian in a research study if you enjoyed meat and poultry on occasion? No, you would not. You would be classified as "semi-vegetarian."
But much more importantly, what about the health consequences of enjoying meat and poultry on occasion? Would you still get the same health benefits as a vegetarian? What the research shows in this regard is similar health benefits for semi-vegetarians as compared with lacto-ovo vegetarians (consuming dairy, eggs, and plant foods) and pesco-vegetarians (consuming seafood and plant foods). In comparison to non-vegetarians, these groups have been shown to receive health benefits from their eating approach.


The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Copyright Information: Public domain information with acknowledgement given to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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