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Which type of vegetarian are you?
7/9/2015 8:45:20 AM
There are many reasons why someone would choose not to consume meat. If you’re currently a meat eater you may find it hard to believe someone may give up steak, sausage and other forms of meat. But indeed there are people who go by a vegetarian lifestyle which omits meat.

But is being a vegetarian just a fad? Is it a means of losing weight? Does being a vegetarian offer any benefits? If you’ve ever pondered any of these questions we hope to clarify some of them for you. Here we will break down what it means to be a vegetarian.

What is a vegetarian?

what is vegetarianAccording to the Vegetarian Society, a vegetarian is someone who consumes grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, dairy and egg. A vegetarian does not consume meat – which includes poultry, fish, game or any animal which is slaughtered.

By definition it would appear there aren’t many options left for vegetarians to consume. And one may wonder where a vegetarian gets their essential nutrients from. But the fact is vegetarians still have plenty of options for getting their nutrients in even though they don’t consume meat.

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