Vegetarian, vegan, instinctivore: tell me what you eat, I will tell you what you are

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By Jane

Vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic. All of these diets have their ardent fans. But what do these words actually mean? A concise dictionary for terms of this kind may help you have a better understanding in the future.

Vegan: Vegan people eat only plants (or minerals, microorganisms, yeasts and bacteria) and refuse to consume products of animal exploitation (eggs, honey , milk). They categorically refuse even to use any animal products such as leather and wool. It is very difficult to maintain a complete vegan diet and lifestyle.

Vegetarian: They eat plants and plant derived food and can eat foods such as eggs and milk.

Chrononutrition: Consume food according to the need of the moment. This is the principle of chrononutrition that appeals to our biological clock. The rule is; heavy food in the morning, protein and starch at noon, a little sugar five hours after lunch and a lighter dinner. In order to follow this diet you need to listen to your bodies need.

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Raw food eater: Fans of this regime eat raw foods for health reasons: according to this orientation, food should never be heated above 48° C. Raw food eater believes that cooking food is a waste of the natural nutrients inherent within food.

Locavore: Locavore sticks to food grown within the geographical region they live. They refuse to eat products that grow no more than 160 miles from home. They stick to local and seasonal produce, just like our ancestors used to do.

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Instinctivore: this is not raw food or vegetarianism, but they rely on their desire to pick a menu, without prohibiting fish and meat.

Macrobiotic: This diet is based on yin and yang principle, a stuffed vegetable and grain diet. But you end up wanting more. Macrobiotic diet is not very appealing to the taste bud, so expect to suffer from cravings for junk food.

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