Q:

Can vegetarians eat cheese?

A:

Quick Answer

Vegetarians can eat cheese, because dairy products are included in a vegetarian diet. A vegan diet, however, is more restrictive and does not allow animal products, such as cheese or eggs. According to the New York Times, 7.3 million Americans consider themselves to be vegetarian.

Know More
Can vegetarians eat cheese?
Credit: Sally Anscombe Moment Getty Images

Full Answer

A vegetarian diet has been found to have health benefits. According to ABC News, vegetarians have a 32 percent lower risk of heart disease than non-vegetarians. A meatless diet is heart healthy because it is usually lower in saturated fat and sodium, compared to a diet that includes meat. Consuming saturated fat can lead to high cholesterol, and excess sodium can cause high blood pressure.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What do vegetarians eat?

    A:

    Vegetarians eat a mostly plant-based diet and avoid meat, according to the Mayo Clinic. A vegetarian’s diet may include fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and legumes. Some vegetarians may also consume eggs and dairy products, such as milk and cheese.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do vegetarians eat eggs?

    A:

    While some vegetarians avoid eggs, dairy or both, the vast majority do eat eggs. Vegans are often confused for vegetarians because neither group eats meat, but vegans avoid more than just meat.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do vegetarians eat fish?

    A:

    Some vegetarians do eat fish. There are several types of vegetarian diets that are defined by what varieties of foods are consumed, including vegan, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian and pescetarians.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can vegetarians eat gelatin?

    A:

    According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, gelatin is not a vegetarian food source. It is produced by boiling the skin, tendons, ligaments or bones of animals. Vegetarians do not eat animal meat, and vegans abstain from eating eggs, dairy and other animal-derivatives.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore