A vegetarian diet focuses on eating vegetables. This includes fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds and nuts. There is no single type of vegetarian diet. Vegetarian eating models usually fall into one of the following groups:
- The strict vegetarian diet, which excludes all meat and animal products
- The lacto-vegetarian diet, which includes foods derived from plants and dairy products
- Pescetarian diets exclude beef and chicken, dairy, and eggs, but allow fish.
- The lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, which includes dairy products and eggs
- Lighter digestions.
- Reduction of constipation thanks to its richness in fiber and cellulose.
- Combat obesity and overweight problems.
- Decreased risk of diabetes and colon and breast cancer.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Improves vision.
- Increase in the amount of antioxidants in the body.
- Reduction of the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
- Less toxicity within the body.
- Longer life expectancy.
- Helps maintain the welfare of animal species.
The goal of the vegetarian diet is to create an eating plan and combat obesity, as well as reduce the risk of certain fatal heart diseases, certain types of cancer, strokes and diabetes, because this type of diet does not include meat.