What Is a Pescatarian and What Do They Eat?



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What Is a Pescatarian and What Do They Eat? - US News

"Pesca" means fish, and adding fish and seafood to a plant-based diet may be the healthiest way to eat.

An abundance of research over the past several decades has conclusively shown that following an eating plan that emphasizes plant-based foods offers significant health benefits. It lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases; many cancers; neurological and cognitive diseases like dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease; diabetes; obesity – the list is almost endless. And at the bottom line of this list is ample scientific proof that a vegetarian diet reduces risk of death from any cause.

Eating only plant-based foods – a vegetarian diet – is for many the best choice for healthy eating. But it isn’t the only choice. Another option is to add fish and seafood to your meal plans. This is called a pescatarian diet, from pesce, the Italian word for fish.