the site for vegetarians who enjoy seafood


Welcome To The "Vegequarian" Website

What Does The Word "Vegequarian" Mean?

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 vegetables.

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 alternative?

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 diet.

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.