Have you heard of the new pescatarian diet?

Please consult your doctor, dietitian, or gym trainer before starting a new diet plan.

While we are all for embracing one’s own size, let’s face it, obesity is not healthy and while we are all against fat shaming, we do encourage fitness.

With the plethora of diets, inclusions and exclusions, and eating choices to be made, it is no wonder then that every bit of information counts while making a decision.

With more people opting to exclude meat from their diets, one might wonder if they’re losing out on their daily dose of protein and vitamin B. To maintain a balance, it is worth considering the Pescetarian diet.

What is the Pescatarian diet?

Simply put, this is a combination of Pesce (which literally translates into fish in Italian) and vegetarianism, which eliminates meat completely, but allows for seafood to be included in your diet.

So, all kinds of vegetables, whole grains, fruits and dairy products can be consumed, along with fish, prawns and so on.

What are the benefits of a Pescatarian diet?

With the elimination of meat, chances are you’ll nourish your body with fresh vegetarian fare, and avoid meat – which typically tends not to be free-range or hormone-free.

Also, red meats are completely eliminated; making sure your heart health is in shipshape. While consuming seafood, you also get your protein and healthy fats like omega 3.

Not only does this boost cardiovascular health, but it also helps keep neuro-degenerative diseases at bay, stunts the onset of diabetes, and has a host of other benefits. Nutrients like vitamins D and B2, iron, zinc, iodine, potassium, magnesium and selenium are found over a cross-section of seafood.

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