A number of works devoted to vegetarian nutrition proves numerous unique benefits of this system: health improvement; weight losing, balancing and controlling; avoiding serious diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, etc.), keeping of family and religious traditions, spiritual pureness, etc. The success of vegetarian experience depends on chosen type, set of diets and their fitness to individual organism.
Modern vegetarian nutrition system is divided into some categories, subcategories and types. Some of the most popular classification all over the world presents the following levels full vegetarianism; ovo vegetarianism; lacto vegetarianism; ovo-lacto vegetarianism; semi-vegetarian types (pollo-pesco vegetarian diets); veganism; raw food eating; fruitarianism; macrobiotic vegetarianism. Today's research shows that semi-vegetarian types of vegetarian system can be called universal in vegetarianism as they perfectly fit almost to all individual structures as certain nutrition system. This nutrition system includes fish and even some kinds of meat (but not red meat). That is why pollo or posco vegetarian systems are most widespread all over the world.
They say that Japanese nation lifetime has the direct connection with semi-vegetarian types diets that are followed in this country. Although the Japanese cuisine was influenced much by vegetarian variant of Indian and Chinese food the vegetarian way of its development was the only possible variant for Japanese cuisine progress taking into accounts its difficult location and natural sources. As most of country area is occupied by volcanic mountains, lush forests or rock spots it is physically rather difficult to grow animals and use them as essential basic food. That is one of the explanations of rice devotion that Japanese nation borrowed from Chinese and Korean people.
If to talk about semi-vegetarian types, they are perfect almost for everyone because of not severe rules; some people use semi-vegetarian diets as intermediate link between full light vegetarianism (with eggs, dairy, fish, poultry and even some kinds of meat) and strict veganism (only plant products).
Everyone starts the way of vegetarianism because of his/her own reasons. The first vegetarian motivation is connected with religious tradition. Many researches show that religious reasons of vegetarianism are the oldest and at the same time very essential and possibly crucial ones. Religious roots of vegetarian diets are traced to Indian cuisine and certainly Buddhism principles that declare your future probable reincarnation into the animal, therefore this religion does not allow you killing the same alive creature. Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism left significant prints and indications in the history of plant eating development. Other reasons are presented with health, spiritual, psychological, aesthetic, social, environmental, etc. The popularity of any vegetarian system (not only pollo or pesco vegetarian diets) is obvious and easy to explain.