Thousands of years ago vegetarianism was invented as a special system of nutrition that became from the early beginning not only a diet, but also complete philosophical study. Despite the long history the official, determined and constant definition vegetarianism got only in the 19th century with the opening of the first Vegetarian Society. It is well known that the majority of society was presented with ovo and lacto vegetarian groups. It was the same year (1847) when the world first time heard the word ?vegetarianism?.
Lacto vegetarianism is a nutrition system that excludes consumption of meat, fish, etc. but it is allowed to eat dairy products. Ovo vegetarianism in contrasts prohibits consumption of dairy products replacing them with eggs.
Most of vegetarians all over the world are motivated with the idea that such system of nutrition can save poor animals. This policy explains avoiding of meat products and consumption of dairy products and eggs in the case of ovo and lacto vegetarian fans. The arguments against eating of eggs and dairy products resulted in development of new vegetarian stream - veganism.
Veganim includes the set of the strictest diets that exclude all animal products from the ration of real vegans. The representatives of this trend prefer also avoid consumer goods based on animal products or tested on them.
Every vegetarian of any vegetarian type is motivated by his/her own reason, but it is clear that some of the most common reasons are religious, nutrition, spiritual, social, psychological, environmental, etc. Most religions declare the principle ?do not hurt the live creature? that was borrowed from ancient forms of Buddhism and Hinduism that were born in
A big contribution to the vegetarianism development was made by Greek philosophers that counted all benefits of this nutrition and especially ovo and lacto vegetarian diets. The development of the vegetarianism in the 20th century was especially obvious in the
Today there exists big choice of possible vegetarianism types: general vegetarianism, ovo vegetarianism, lacto-ovo vegetarianism, pesco (pollo) vegetarianism, veganism, raw food eating, macrobiotic vegetarianism, etc. The first and basic rule for vegetarian nutrition is proper choice of individual diets and following all recommendations and prescriptions of the vegetarian dietitians that will help you to balance the diets. Proper regular diet provides reduction the risk of the cancer development, reduction of general heart diseases, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Most diets also guarantee additional energy and lightness. Ovo and lacto vegetarian diets are the most poular all over the world.