Characteristics of new vegetarians

Types of vegetarianism: New vegetarians

New vegetarians are those that eat some type of animal food. Among them, we have the following types:

  • Pescetarians

  • Vegetarians that eat meat

What are pescetarians?

Pescetarians are those who consider themselves vegetarians since they do not eat meat, but eat all other foods of animal origin, that’s to say, eggs, dairy products and fish.

Vegetarians that eat meat?

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Among vegetarians who eat or do not eat meat, there are some who make a distinction between the different types of meats.

That is, poultry, such as turkey and chicken; white meats, such as rabbit; lean meats, such as pork loin; fatty red meats, such as beef or lamb; or game meats, such as partridges.

Within this type of vegetarians, we would have several types depending on the type of meat chosen or eliminated:

Vegetarians who do not eat fatty meats, red or black

One group of vegetarians would consist of those people who only remove fatty red meat and game meat and the other meats are generally consumed.

Vegetarians who only eat white meat and poultry

Others only eat white meat and poultry. They exclude lean meats, fatty red meats or game meats.

Vegetarians who only eat poultry

Some just eat the white meat of poultry, that is, only chicken and turkey, but they do not eat rabbit, although rabbit is white meat. They are the most common “group” of new vegetarians.

Note: Obviously, if you do not exclude any type of meat and eat all kinds of meat you are not a vegetarian. While it is true that to be considered vegan, the first food to be excluded is the flesh, and not the fish.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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