Different types of vegetarians
There are hardly two vegetarians who follow the same diet. There are several different types of vegetarians – they are different both in what they eat and why they have become
Types of vegetarian diets
The most popular types of vegetarian diets are: semi-vegetarians (not recognized as vegetarians at all by some people),
pesco-vegetarians, lacto-ovo-vegetarians, ovo-vegetarians, lacto-vegetarians, vegans and fruitarians. These different types of vegetarians often have less in common with
each other than with the followers of non-vegetarian diets.
Semi-vegetarians and pesco vegetarians are usually those who, unlike other, different types of vegetarians, have decided to follow the diet
for health reasons only. They actually still eat meat, but only fish and chicken (or they refuse only eating red meat – as in case of
pesco-vegetarianism). They are sometimes not recognized as “true” vegetarians, because of they still eat meat.
LOVs, OVs and LVs are three different types of vegetarians. Lacto-ovo-vegetarians still use dairy products and eggs, ovo-vegetarianism
excludes them in addition to meat, from the diet. Lacto-vegetarianism does the same with eggs while still including dairy products in the
Vegans or “strict vegetarians” avoid any animal-related products, often not only in their diet, but also in their
everyday life. Most of them become vegetarians because of their ethical beliefs. Of all different types of vegetarians, only fruitarians are
stricter than them, restricting their diet to the fruits, seeds and other food that can be gather without killing a plant.