Omnivorous Diet Research Paper

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Diets
Diet is the collection of food and drink that someone consumes. A healthy diet, which means eating various groups of food in right quantities, leads to a healthy lifestyle. Experts say grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, and diary are necessary types of food for a balanced diet. As holozoic heterotrophs, human beings have a wide range of choices to supplement their diets which allows them to change their diet when desired. Thousands of different types of diets are used around the world for various reasons, like losing or gaining weight, having long healthy life, acquiring culinary habits, religious believes, clinical problems, and so forth. Unlike humans, most animals and plants have their constant diets. Based on their containing materials,
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Most animal species are either carnivorous or herbivorous, while some of them such as bears, crows, and rodents are omnivores. Some nutritionists call omnivores as opportunistic feeders, since there is no limitations in omnivorous diets and they are free to consume any type of food which is available. Omnivorous diet has the widest possibility of variation, hence it does not have a typical diet plan. Omnivores are divided into two groups: the first group are mainly meat eaters, because they consume meat very often; the next group follow a flexitarian diet, a diet that includes meat very hardly. A well-balanced omnivorous diet must contain all five main types of food: protein, fruit, vegetables, diary, and…show more content…
Vegetarians are classified into four categories based on consuming or not consuming dairies and/or eggs: lacto-ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, and vegan. The most common vegetarian diet, lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet includes both dairy products and free-range eggs. Except North America and Europe, in other parts of the world, people do not often consume meat, but dairy products. The next category, lacto-vegetarians use dairy, but not eggs; vegetarians of this category do not consume eggs, for they concern about eating unborn chickens. The third category, ovo-vegetarians do not consume dairy products, but free-range eggs. Ovo-vegetarians, also called eggetarians, exclude dairy products, for they worry about industrial issues of milk production. Ovo-vegetarians concern about slaughtering male calves, denying calves’ source of milk, and continuously keeping cows pregnant to lactate.
In addition, vegans, also known as strict vegetarians, eat neither eggs nor dairy or any other animal products. In general, vegan diet is a healthy method of nutrition and majority of vegans experience a healthy lifestyle; most vegans have average weight, low cholesterol level, and balanced blood pressure. Moreover, a well-balanced vegan diet reduces the risk of diseases such as heart attacks, obesity, and some cancers. However, nutritionists do not recommend vegan diet for
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