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Lacto-ovo vegetarianism

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**Lacto-Ovo Vegetarianism Overview:**
– Etymology: Latin terms “lac” and “ovum”
– Definition: Diet includes milk and eggs
– Origin: Latin roots
– Commonly used terminology
– Ovo-lacto vegetarians common in Western world
– Traditional type of vegetarian diet
– Popular in Europe and North America

**Religious and Cultural Aspects:**
– Hinduism and Buddhism promote ovo-lacto vegetarianism
– Eggs not considered vegetarian in India
– Bible Christian Church supports eggs, dairy, and honey
– Seventh-day Adventists recommend a vegetarian diet
– Eggitarians consume eggs but no meat or fish

**Health Benefits of Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Diets:**
– High diet quality
– Positive effects on blood lipids
– Associated with reduced cancer and heart disease risk
– Evidence of reducing blood pressure
– Healthier compared to non-vegetarian diets

**Related Concepts and Resources:**
Lacto vegetarianism
– Butter, cheese, and dairy dishes
– Various types of vegetarian diets
Plant-based diet
List of vegetarian restaurants

**Influential Figures in the Vegetarian Movement:**
– Vegetarian Advocates: James Rachels, Ulma Doyle Register, Rollo Russell, Henry Stephens Salt, James Simpson
– Historical Figures: Russell Thacher Trall, Valluvar, Ellen G. White, Severin Wielobycki, Howard Williams
– Contemporary Influencers: Frank Wokes, Sidney Trist, Jon Wynne-Tyson, Kathleen Keen Zolber, Chefs, and cookbook authors
– Celebrity Vegetarians: Nava Atlas, Mayim Bialik, Gypsy Boots, BOSH!
– Impactful Writers: James Rachels, Henry Stephens Salt, Ellen G. White, Howard Williams, Jon Wynne-Tyson

Lacto-ovo vegetarianism or ovo-lacto vegetarianism is a type of vegetarianism which forbids animal flesh but allows the consumption of animal products such as dairy and eggs. Unlike pescetarianism, it does not include fish or other seafood. A typical ovo-lacto vegetarian diet may include fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, meat substitutes, nuts, seeds, soy, cheese, milk, yogurt and eggs.

Vegetarian buffet

In India, such vegetarians are known as "eggetarian," which is a portmanteau of egg and vegetarian as "vegetarianism" usually refers to lacto vegetarianism in India.

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