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Vegetarian 101 Stereotypical?? What do you think??
Vegetarian Nutrition 101 More than 12 million people in the US alone are vegetarians, and 19,000 more make the switch to a meat-free diet every week
Vegetarian diet facts Top three killers in Canada right now ALL related to diet: CVD, stroke, cancer According to T. Colin Campbell, director of the largest epidemiological study in history: “The vast majority of all cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other forms of degenerative illness can be prevented simply by adopting a plant- based diet.” Heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, and other diseases have all been linked to meat dairy consumption
Vegetarianism 1.Vegetarians- Will eat a variety of food combinations depending on what type of vegetarian they are 2. Vegan- Diet consists of only plant foods Fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains. - All animal products are omitted
Vegetarianism 3.Ovo-vegetarian- Will eat eggs in their diet (+ plant based foods) 4.Lacto-vegetarian- Will eat dairy products in their diet (+ plant based foods) 5. Lacto-ovo vegetarian- Includes plant based foods, dairy products, & eggs
Vegetarianism 6.Pollo- vegetarian- Lacto-ovo vegetarian diet includes chicken 7.Pesca- vegetarian- Lacto-ovo vegetarian diet includes fish and seafood 8.Semi-vegetarian- Will eat a plant centered diet but occasionally eat small amounts of animal product
Vegetarianism Nutritional Concerns of Vegetarianism Insufficient calorie intake Lack of Vitamin B12 Mineral deficiencies Iron Calcium
Vegetarianism Benefits of Vegetarianism May prevent some diseases –Total fat is less –No cholesterol in plant foods –High fiber in plants Weight loss Phytochemicals –Help fight off heart disease & cancer
More cool veg. facts Vegetarians live, on average, six to ten years longer than meat-eaters Only animal-derived foods have cholesterol, so a pure vegetarian diet= cholesterol free!