A Pescatarian is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person who does not eat meat but does eat fish.” Well, as our name sounds just like this type of diet, we had to do a little bit of investigating to learn more about the ins and outs of this diet! Here’s what we found…
What’s in a Name?
Essentially, a pescatarian diet is vegetarian + seafood. The term “pescatarian” is the combination of the Italian word for fish, “pesce,” and the word “vegetarian.”
Why Be a Pescatarian?
You get to eat delicious and fresh seafood, of course! But besides the yummy benefits - there are a lot of health benefits to following this type of diet. High consumption of red meat has been linked to several life-threatening diseases such as heart disease and diabetes whereas a consistent and healthy consumption of seafood and fresh fish has many positive impacts on your health.
Health Benefits? Tell Me More!
According to healthline.com, a recent study concluded that pescatarians had a lower risk of developing diabetes at 4.8%, compared to omnivores at 7.6%. The same website suggested that one large study looked at people who ate meat rarely or were pescatarians and found that they had a 22% lower risk of dying from heart disease compared to regular meat-eaters!
Variety, Variety, Variety!
For many vegetarians following a strict non-meat diet can leave little options during social gatherings or even in a day-to-day diet. Adding seafood into a vegetarian diet can bring flavor, protein, healthy fats and loads of variety! Our market carries over 20 varieties of fresh seafood daily. Eat more fish for a healthier lifestyle!