A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs and dairy but avoids other animal products. Some research associates vegetarian diets with health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and lowering blood pressure.
However, people should try to avoid too many processed foods, which can negate these health benefits. Instead, they should focus on eating whole foods.
This article defines what a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet is and looks at what the evidence says about its health benefits and potential risks. It lists what to eat and what to avoid and gives an example of a 5-day meal plan.
A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet excludes meat, poultry, and fish