Summary:

  • What Is ‘Pescetarianism’
  • Benefits Disadvantages
  • What foods they can eat
  • What foods they can’t eat
  • 5 Reasons for turning pescatarian

Pesca-What? 

Although the name makes it seem like a fancy term, it’s really quite simple. Pescatarians are just people who have chosen to cut out all meat from their diets except from fish and other sea foods. 

Benefits of a pescatarian diet
Research has linked a pescatarian diet with positive impacts on chronic disease and low mortality rates , in comparison to diets that include meat. The study also showed those on a pescatarian diet had lower levels of blood cholesterol and blood pressure and a lower risk of diabetes, blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, compared with non-vegetarians. Yay for pescatarians!

Disadvantages of a pescatarian diet                                                                                                                             

It’s more expensive to be a pescatarian, and as much as people argue this isn’t the case, it sort of is. Compared to other non-meat sources of protein, fish is significantly more costly. Also, fish is a good source of protein and healthy fats, but eating too much may be bad for your health, increasing your exposure to pollutants and mercury.

What can pescatarians eat??

  1. -Whole grains and grain products
  2. -Legumes and their products, including beans, lentils, tofu and hummus 
  3. -Nuts and nut butters, peanuts and seeds
  4. -Seeds, including chia and flaxseeds
  5. -Dairy, including yogurt, milk and cheese
  6. -Fruits
  7. -Vegetables
  8. -Fish and shellfish
  9. -Eggs

What can’t they eat??

1-Beef

2-Pork

3-Lamb

4-Turkey

5- ( Any meat that isn’t seafood basically)

5 reasons to turn pescatarian

  1. -Supports healthy joints
  2. -Improves your mental function
  3. -You’ll be benefitting the environment
  4. -Reduces cholesterol
  5. -Helps maintain eye health

This isn’t all there is to pescetarianism, but it’s essentially the basics and summary of the lifestyle. I hope this is helpful to anyone deciding on whether to turn pescatarian or not, or to anybody just curious! Comment down below on whether I should share some pescatarian/ fish based recipes with you guys. I will be writing more advice on the process of turning into a pescatarian, so stay tuned for that!

-I will also be doing a vegan version of this, since it has been requested.Thats all, goodbye and have a great week 🙂