Pescetarian Diet Overview

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New diets fads are popping out all over the world, to the extent that keeping track of them is a herculean task. One of such diet is the pescetarian diet.

Pescetarians, vegans, and vegetarians were once classified as one, but that changed in 1884, after the Vegetarian society, classified them separately.

Who are Pescetarians?

Pescetarians are people that eat fish but don’t eat meat. Some define pescetarianism differently, in this case, it is those that eat seafood but don’t eat meat.

How to Become a Pescetarian?

Becoming a pescetarian is easy, you just need to live close to the sea, where you have easy access to seafood.

If you don’t live close to the sea, you have to be very rich, as seafood is quite costly, so supporting a pescetarian lifestyle can be quite expensive.

Then comes the part, where you need to give up anything related to meat.

If you can do that, then congratulations you have become a pescetarian.

What do Pescatarians Eat?

Ideally, pescatarians are meant to eat only seafood, there is a Silverline, which allows incorporating other animal products, but not meat.

In general, pescatarians do eat different kinds of foods:

  1. Vegetables
  2. Whole grains
  3. Grain products
  4. Dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese
  5. Fruits
  6. Nuts such as peanut, almond nut, cashew nut, etc.
  7. Nutbutter such as peanut butter, etc.
  8. Legumes such as lentils, beans, etc.
  9. Edible seeds of plants.

What Pescatarians don’t Eat?

Any form of animal meat is frowned upon by pescatarians. They stick to a diet of plants and seafood.

Below are some of the foods pescatarians avoid:

  1. Pork meat
  2. Cow meat
  3. Goat meat
  4. Chicken meat
  5. Turkey meat
  6. Goose meat, etc

Benefits of Pescatarian Diet

All dietary movements have their advantages and disadvantages. As such, the pescetarian diet has its advantages which are;

  1. Weight loss:
    Many pescatarian dieters are actually less overweight, than the general public.
  2. Omega 3:
    Omega 3 is not to improve heart health, pescatarians don’t need to buy omega 3 supplements since they get it naturally, from the seafood they consume.

Disadvantages of Pescatarian Diet

The pescatarian diet also has its disadvantages. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Expensive:
    Pescatarian diet is one of the most expensive diets to practice since the cost of seafood has risen sporadically.
    In its heyday, seafood were seen as the food of the poor, and so many poor people were forced to practice a pescatarian diet.
    Unfortunately, seafood have become too expensive today, and only people with deep pockets can successfully practice this diet.

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