How do you see Pescetarians?Following my post, Meatatarian and non- meatatarian , I came across one another term called pescetarian. It is also about a category of people based on their food habit.
These people eat fish and no other meat. In western countries, they represent themselves as vegetarian. In India, brahmin and few other community strictly follow vegetarianism, still their sub groups like Goud saraswat Brahmin, Maithili Brahmin and Bengali brahmins consume sea food. These people consider fishes as vegetables from sea.
Recently my family pediatrician, while explaining the nutrition in different foods, talked about the importance of having fish on diet. She highlighted that fishes are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which is more important for pregnant ladies and kids for brain development. The surprising thing in her statement is, "Vegans include fish in their diet".
To simply the grouping, these pescetarians are brought under the category of meatatrian in some places and Vegetararian in some places.
1. Are you a Pescetarian? How do you represent yourself?
2. Is t true that Vegans include fishes in their diet?
3. How do you see sea foods - as vegetables or meat?