Information about a vegetarian diet

According to food historians, the word vegetarian has been used since 1837, when Francis A. Kemble wrote in their Journal of a residence of a Georgian plantation: “If I had had to be my own cook, I should inevitably become a vegetarian.”

A vegetarian it includes all fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, eggs and pulses, as well as an increasing number of meat-free substitutes. Vegetarians are not adverse to wearing wool or products derived from an animal; they do however choose not to eat anything that has led to the intentional killing of an animal.

Among the health benefits, a well-balanced vegetarian diet can reduce the incidence of many non-communicable diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cerebrovascular disease. And in terms of planetary gains, a vegetarian diet use 160 percent less land resources than beef eaters.

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