Types and Kinds
Vegetarians typically don’t eat meat, poultry or fish. However, different types of vegetarian diets exist:
Lacto vegetarians: Eat dairy products but exclude meat, fish, poultry, seafood, and eggs
Ovo vegetarians: Include eggs but avoid all other animal products including dairy
Lacto-Ovo vegetarians: Include eggs and dairy products, but omit meat, fish, poultry and seafood
Vegans: Exclude all products of animal origin including honey
While there are many benefits to eating a vegetarian diet, there are some inherent disadvantages too, but by making a conscious effort to eat the right quantity and combinations of food, the benefits of vegetarianism can outweigh the disadvantages.