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Health Tip: Vegan or Semi-Vegetarian?

It's a matter of degree

(HealthDayNews) -- Any two people can profess to be "vegetarian," but their diets can be worlds apart, according to the Food and Nutrition Information Center at the National Agricultural Library.

The vegan or total vegetarian diet includes only foods from plants: fruits, vegetables, legumes (dried beans and peas), grains, seeds and nuts.

The lactovegetarian diet includes plant-based foods, cheese and other dairy products.

The ovo-lactovegetarian diet also includes eggs.

Semi-vegetarians don't eat red meat, but eat chicken, fish, plant-based foods, dairy products and eggs.

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