Different Kinds Of Vegetarian Diets

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There are several different kinds of vegetarian diets. One can become semi-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-Ovo vegetarian, and vegan.Vegetarians may use all the animal products they wish, but will not eat the meat from the animals. Semi-vegetarian is simply a cut back on the intake of meat in general. Lacto vegetarian excludes meat, fish, poultry, and eggs, but includes dairy products. Lacto-Ovo vegetarian excludes meat, fish, and poultry, but includes dairy and eggs. Vegan is not the same as vegetarian -- on a vegan diet, one does not use any animal products at all, including the substances wool, leather, and honey. This is why copious amounts of people do not want to become vegetarian; they think they have no choice but to give up all animal products, instead of just meat.
Another argument about the vegetarian diet is, more or less, “Prehistoric man hunted animals to survive, so we must continue to eat meat because they did it.” However, hunting was more than just their source of food. They used every part of the animal they hunted for survival. However, now we have all kinds of clothing, housing, and are not constantly being hunted by other animals, so eating their meat is simply a luxury. Before man figured out how to hunt larger animals, plants and grains were consumed. This was not a drawback and man lived on. Moving back to this lifestyle would transform the world into a cleaner place, and could help the world eventually obtain an organic lifestyle, which…

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