Do some vegetarians eat chicken?
The question is asked frequently among the vegetarian community. There are many opinions expressed on the topic. One of them is that there are no vegetarians who do not eat meat. However, it is true that there are those who do not consume any animal products at all. These people are called pesce-vegetarians or pollotarists (from the Latin word “polla” meaning flesh). They believe that they have been born without any taste for meat, fish, poultry or eggs.
Pollotarians may eat other kinds of food too but their main concern is not with eating animals. Instead they focus on plant foods like fruits, vegetables and grains.
Most of these people live in temperate climates where it is possible to grow plants which produce edible leaves and stems for human consumption.
Pesce-vegetarians do not consider themselves to be vegetarians because they believe that they are able to enjoy meat and fish if the need arises. But most of them avoid eating chicken, pork, beef and lamb altogether.
Pesce-vegetarians usually keep up with current dietary trends so that they can continue enjoying the same variety of foods as non-vegetarian people.
What Is A Pescaterian?
A pescaterian is a person who does not eat red meat, poultry or pork. They do however consume fish and shellfish. A pescaterian diet is high in seafood and generally low in cholesterol and fat compared to other diets. The word “pescatarian” means the same as “pollotarian” which means “eating pollo” or “Eating chicken.”
Pescaterians are not strict vegetarians since they also eat fish and other sea animals. They do not consume red meat, pork or poultry.
It is a fact that most vegetarians do not eat any kind of meat but some do consume chicken and fish.
A diet that contains no meat whatsoever is known as a “vegan” or “pure vegetarian” diet. Pescaterians are considered to be less strict than “pure vegetarians”
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