The Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Diet – The Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Diet Explained

The Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Diet – The Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Diet Explained

October 25, 2019 1 By William Morgan


a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet is a
primarily plant-based diet that excludes
meat fish and poultry but includes dairy
and eggs in the name lacto refers to
dairy products while OVA refers to eggs
many people adopt a lacto-ovo vegetarian
diet to reduce their intake of animal
products for ethical environmental or
health reasons research shows that a
well-planned and balanced lacto over
vegetarian diet can benefit your health
in a number of ways following a
lacto-ovo vegetarian diet may support
healthy weight loss benefit your heart
health and lower your risk of certain
cancers type 2 diabetes and gall stones
although a vegetarian diet offers many
health benefits proper planning is
essential to prevent adverse health
effects lacto-ovo vegetarian diets
should be properly planned to meet your
nutrient needs especially for protein
zinc iron and omega-3 fats be sure to
review the ingredient list and nutrition
label to see if packaged vegetarian
foods suit your health goals a lacto-ovo
vegetarian diet excludes meat fish and
poultry foods to eat while on the lacto
over vegetarian diet eat include whole
minimally processed plant foods
including fruits vegetables nuts seeds
and whole grains as much as possible
also include eggs and dairy products
such as milk cheese and butter as you
like a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet is
suitable if you’re interested in
reducing your intake of animal products
but not completely eliminating them from
your diet this diet has been linked to
several potential health benefits
including a reduced risk of obesity
heart disease type 2 diabetes and
certain cancers eating a lacto-ovo
vegetarian diet can help you eat more
whole unprocessed plant foods – which
many of the health benefits associated
with this way of eating are attributed
be sure to pay attention to your
nutrient intake and read the labels on
packaged vegetarian foods to ensure that
your diet is aligned with your health
goals and nutrition needs for more
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