is not the equivalent of a vegetarian, nor is it the equivalent vegan. A healthitarian
is one who does not consume anything that could be hazardous to ones health. Be it meat, dairy, or products with harmful ingredients and/or preservatives, a healthitarian
will stay away from it all. A true healthitarian
strives to eat, mainly, organic fruit, vegetables and beans that grow, are prepared and delivered to the end consumer naturally (without growth hormones or any man-made/unhealthy additives). Home-made juices/smoothies (without sugar or any other additives)(Just fruit, vegetables, or other naturally-occurring healthy foods) are good for you too!
Katie: Here, eat this dead cow meat!
Travis: No thank you, Katie. I don't eat meat, or anything for that matter with growth hormones, saturated fat, trans fat...
Katie: Want some utter-juice?
Travis: Thanks for asking, but I don't drink that stuff; again, trans and saturated fat.
Katie: What kind of fast-food do you eat?
Travis: Actually, I don't eat fast-food. Only un-modified, fresh fruits, vegetables, tree-nuts or beans that do not have any unhealthy additives put into or on them whatsoever.
Katie: What about some of this candy?
Travis: Check those labels out: tartrazine, other artificial colours and flavours, all of that sugar.. Well, simply put, no.
Katie: You'll have some pop, won't you?
Travis: Glucose-fructose (high fructose corn syrup), sugar, caffeine... Definately not!
Katie: Why won't you eat or drink any of that stuff?
Travis: Because I am a healthitarian
. And it's okay that you're not, I still love you, you're awesome, but I am always happy to see people becoming more health-conscious!
Katie: Being a healthitarian
sounds marvelous, but doesn't the food taste bland?
Travis: Not at all; you don't need toxic ingredients like monosodium glutamate to have food taste delicious! There are many wonderful-tasting, organic, healthy, natural and nutritious types of food out there, I can help you find them if you want!
Katie: That sounds spectacular, I'll become a healthitarian
right away! Thank you so much for telling me about this amazing life-style!