Semi-vegetarianism

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A semi-vegetarian or flexitarian[1][2] diet is one that is plant-based with the occasional inclusion of meat products.[3][4][5][6][7] In 2003, the American Dialect Society voted flexitarian as the year's most useful word and defined it as "a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat".[8] In 2012, the term was listed for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.[9]

Difference between similar terms

Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat. Common reasons for adopting a flexitarian diet may be health, environment (see environmental vegetarianism) or reduction of resource consumption (see economic vegetarianism), which are also arguments in favor of adopting a fully vegetarian diet. While flexitarians may view the flexitarian diet as occasional indulgences,[10] vegetarians may strongly resent the term and view it as cheating or as a moral lapse.[11] Other than flexitarian diets that may include any type of meat, semi-vegetarianism includes:

  • Pollo-pescetarians: They eat fish and poultry, but not red meat from mammalsTemplate:Cn

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Further reading

  • Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LDN (2009). The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life. McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 978-0-07-154957-8
  • Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism by Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz.ABC-CLIO(2010). ISBN 978-0-313-37556-9

External links

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  1. http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianvegan101/tp/TypesofVeg.htm
  2. http://www.vegetariannook.com/what-is-a-flexitarian.html
  3. Nemours Foundation/TeensHealth [1] Excerpt: "Some people consider themselves semi-vegetarians and eat fish and maybe a small amount of poultry as part of a diet."
  4. "Semi-Vegetarian - Vegetarianism". Medicine Online. semi-vegetarian: mostly follows a vegetarian diet but eats meat, poultry and fish occasionally
  5. "2003 Words of the Year". American Dialect Society. 2007-01-13. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  6. Italie, Leanne. "F-bomb makes it into mainstream dictionary". The Washington Times. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  7. "Are you a 'flexitarian?'". nbcnews.
  8. "Flexitarianism: isn't it just vegetarianism with cheating?". Guardian.

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