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The new age diet

india Updated: Oct 06, 2008 19:44 IST
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Flexitarianism is a semi-vegetarian diet comprising mainly vegetarian food, it makes occasional exceptions for social, pragmatic, or nutritional reasons. This new age diet is making waves.

Here’s looking at other new age vegetarian diets..

Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet: it doesn’t include beef, pork, poultry, fish, shellfish or animal flesh of any kind, but has dairy and egg products.

Veganism: this diet seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.

Fruitarianism: a form of veganism that is limited to eating ripe fruits .

Raw veganism: this diet combines veganism and raw foods. It excludes all food of animal origin, and cooked above 46 degrees Celsius. A raw vegan diet includes raw vegetables and fruits, nuts and nut pastes, grain and seeds, plant oils, sea vegetables, herbs, and fresh juices.

Sproutarianism: it consists mainly of sprouted seeds, a form of raw food.

Saatvik diet: also referred to as a yoga diet or sentient diet, it includes water, fruit, cereal, bread, most vegetables, beans, nuts, grains, milk, milk derivatives and honey.

Semi-vegetarian: this diet excludes red meat.

Pollotarianism: a semi-vegetarian diet in which a person only eats vegetables, fruits, and poultry meat (particularly chicken), but does not consume meat from fish or mammals.

Pescetarianism: it is a dietary choice in which a person, known as a pescetarian, eats any combination of vegetables, fruit, nuts, beans and fish or invertebrate seafood.