- What Is ‘Pescetarianism’
- Benefits Disadvantages
- What foods they can eat
- What foods they can’t eat
- 5 Reasons for turning pescatarian
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??
- -Whole grains and grain products
- -Legumes and their products, including beans, lentils, tofu and hummus
- -Nuts and nut butters, peanuts and seeds
- -Seeds, including chia and flaxseeds
- -Dairy, including yogurt, milk and cheese
- -Fish and shellfish
What can’t they eat??
5- ( Any meat that isn’t seafood basically)
5 reasons to turn pescatarian
- -Supports healthy joints
- -Improves your mental function
- -You’ll be benefitting the environment
- -Reduces cholesterol
- -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 🙂