Friday, June 7, 2019

Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

What is a Vegetarian

Types of vegetarians:
  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarians- Avoids all meat and fish, but consume eggs and dairy.
  • Pescatarians- Avoids meat, but consumes fish, eggs, and dairy.
  • Lacto-vegetarians- Avoids all meat, fish, and eggs, but consumes dairy.
  • Ovo-vegetarians- Avoids all meat, fish, and dairy, but consumes eggs.
  • Vegans- Avoids all animal-based foods, including honey and sometimes goods made with animal products such a leather.
Did you know? Some individuals identify themselves as "semi-vegetarian”. However, most vegetarian and vegan societies do not accept the term.

Benefits of being a Vegetarian

Lower Body Weight
A 2003 study of 38,000 people showed that fish eaters, vegetarians, and vegans enjoy a lower body mass index (BMI) than meat-eaters.
Another study by Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny in 2014 stated that non-meat eaters generally consume less saturated fat and more fiber-rich plant-based foods and therefore enjoy a healthy weight. Click here for easy weight loss tips!

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