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At present vegetarian nutrition is presented with variety of possible types and streams which include ovo-lacto vegetarianism, ovo vegetarianism, lacto vegetarianism, pesco/pollo vegetarianism, veganism, raw food eating, etc. A number of research works show that vegetarian nutrition is very useful and successful in general health improvement especially in the cases of heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, etc. Many persons motivated by their own reasons (religious, social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, nutrition, etc).
One of the strictest vegetarian diets is presented in vegan nutrition system. Veganism excludes any animal products and consumer goods. Vegans allow themselves eating only organic products (the taboo is presented even with honey). Mostly vegan food list contains fruits and vegetables. One of the veganism branches is raw vegan food eating. A group of people considers that only raw products can preserve and provide human valuable nutritive agents that were gifted us by nature.
After performance of numerous tests and researches it is clear that vegan food provides easier digestion and perfect adoption for any age. Today it is much easier to keep veganism diet as great deal of vegan food restaurants have been opened recently. So vegan foods are available in big variety and wide prices range.
One more reason for accepting vegan food eating is guaranteed possibility of weight balancing and control. The practice and vegan food nutrition experience show that persons following this kind of diet are energetic and cheerful. But vegetarian specialists warn that everyone having decided to step vegetarian has to get theoretical and practical basis on vegetarian system.
It is recommended to discuss the item of individual vegetarian diet with experienced dietitian to be sure in the fitness of the diet that gives possibility to solve all eating disorders and indigestions.
One of the vegan food eating variants is macrobiotic vegetarian diet that may be considered a kind of veganism. Macrobiotic products that are ?not forbidden? for macrobiotic vegetarians are whole grains and beans. Despite these strict rules, some macrobiotic vegetarians allow themselves having some fish (but exactly no meat, eggs and dairy products). The main purposes of macrobiotic vegetarians are gaining the balance between nutrition perceived as ying and yang (positive and negative). The macrobiotic diet consists of ten levels. Each level gradually eliminates animal products. The last level presents mostly rice (even no fruit and vegetables).
No matter the motivations and difficulties of preparing for vegetarian lifestyle almost all vegetarians are satisfied with gained health benefits and normalized weight.