Too Afraid To Go Vegan Or Vegetarian? Here's Why Pescetarianism Is Still A Great Option

If you’re a fan of fish or other seafoods, then going pescatarian is the diet for you. For anyone who wants to help in saving animals, going vegan or vegetarian can appear very intimidating. Going cold turkey (no pun intended) on meat products for someone who has ate meat their entire life, can lead to frequent slip ups. Any bit of effort can help the cause, here is what I did:

First, I started by cutting out red meat, followed by poultry.  Now, I have also cut out eggs, milk, as well as beef and chicken broths.  Although, I still eat fish, I think it is important to note that slowly cutting animal products and by products out of your diet , is just as important as cutting them out all at once.  

Fish are also an easy source of protein and nutrients, but there are many other sources of protein that don’t include meat.  Grains, beans, and nuts are all great sources of protein that basically force you to incorporate yummy foods like quinoa, black bean burgers, and peanut butter into your everyday meals.

Lastly, cutting meat out of your diet is not only good for animals, but good for your health as well.  Mass processed meats have a high likelihood of containing chemicals for preservation that are harmful to your long term health.  There is also no regulation of what animal parts are included in the cuts that are put on the shelf. This is most common in ground meats, such as sausage, burgers, and hot dogs.

As I said before, if you want to make your contribution to saving the creatures we inhabit this Earth with, but you can’t see yourself becoming a vegan tomorrow, becoming pescatarian is a great way to ease into that.