Welcome To The "Vegequarian" Website
What Does The Word "Vegequarian"
A vegequarian is defined as
someone who broadly follows a vegetarian eating regime, but who
also enjoys eating fish and seafood..
Vegequarianism is in many
ways similar to the mainstays of a traditional Mediterranean
diet, which focuses on seafood, grains, fruits, and
However, the Mediterranean diet does not
entirely exclude meat from land animals.
While vegequarians and vegetarians often
cite similar reasons in selecting their dietary choices, it
needs to be clearly stated that this is not a type of
vegetarian diet, since vegetarians do not eat the flesh of any
animal, including sea animals
Why is this a healthy lifestyle
Vegequarians eat fish or
other non-mammalian aquatic creatures, but will not eat
terrestrial animals or marine mammals. Limited other animal
products like dairy or eggs are often part of a vegequarian
The health benefits of such a dietary
choice are seen to come from a number of sources, and often
relate to the fact that aquatic proteins contain very much
lower levels of saturated fats. In addition, certain kinds of
fish can raise HDL levels, and some fish offer a convenient
source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Some health websites also state that a
vegequarian lifestyle offers a more healthy diet than
vegetarian and vegan ones
Fishes are an excellent source of high
quality protein with a high biological value.
They are low in fat, particularly
cholesterol saturated fats. Besides they are especially rich in
omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial to the heart. They are rich in
calcium, particularly small fishes eaten with bones. Canned
fishes are very rich in calcium since during processing they
become soft to be eaten.
Additionally marine fishes are good
sources of iodine. Being low in sodium they are sufficiently
rich in potassium.
However, being poor in carbohydrates they
are not good sources of energy.