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Pescatarian vs Vegetarian

Which diet is right for you?

Which diet is right for you?

Pescatarian and Vegetarian Diets

Pescatarian vs vegetarian, which one is right for you? Read on to find out more about the health benefits of vegetarian vs pescatarian, the environmental impact, and what you can eat on each diet.

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What’s the difference between a vegetarian and pescatarian diet?
Pescatarian vs Vegetarian

What’s the difference between a vegetarian and pescatarian diet?

A pescatarian diet and a vegetarian diet are very similar. Both pescatarians and vegetarians enjoy lots of plant based foods as well as products such as honey, eggs and dairy, however pescatarians can also eat fish. In 2022, a finder survey found that 4.5% of people in the UK follow a pescatarian diet vs vegetarians at 13%.
Which is healthier, pescatarian or vegetarian?
Pescatarian vs Vegetarian

Which is healthier, pescatarian or vegetarian?

Following a vegetarian or pescatarian diet is a great way to get lots of nutrient rich fruits and veggies into your diet, and make sure you’re hitting your five a day. Fruits and vegetables are also good sources of fibre, which is really important for your digestive health. Fibre is also associated with reducing risks of cardiovascular disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes. However, one of the benefits of pescatarian vs vegetarian diets is that fish is a source of omega 3 which is beneficial for your bone and joint health, as well as helping to fight autoimmune diseases. However, omega 3 can also be found in plant based foods including walnuts and kidney beans. Whichever diet you choose, with Green Chef meals you can rest easy knowing that your meals are designed by registered nutritionists, so they’ll always be as good for you as they taste.
Environmental Impact of Pescatarian vs Vegetarian Diets
Pescatarian vs Vegetarian

Environmental Impact of Pescatarian vs Vegetarian Diets

Animals such as cows, sheep and goats produce methane, which contributes to climate change because it traps heat in the atmosphere. Because of this, following a pescatarian or vegetarian diet can drastically reduce your carbon footprint. The environmental impact of pescatarian vs vegetarian diets really depends on where the ingredients you’re consuming are sourced. That's why we work with handpicked, trusted suppliers who meet our ethical standards. If you're concerned about your environmental impact, we recommend looking out for the “low emissions” tag on our menu to find the recipes which create the least carbon emissions in production.
The Verdict
Pescatarian vs Vegetarian

The Verdict

We’re big believers in eating whatever works for your specific health goals and whatever makes you happy! When they are well balanced, both diets can be perfectly good for you, as long as you’re enjoying lots of fruits and vegetables and minimising overly processed foods. Our pescatarian diet plan includes lots of delicious fish dishes and plant powered meals, however if you decide that a vegetarian vs a pescatarian diet is right for you, you can switch your preference at any time.

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