People become vegetarians for an array of reasons. Some are against the use of animals for food. Some do it to lose weight. Some cite health reasons, as studies show vegetarianism can prevent some types of cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease. Others adopt the lifestyle for religious reasons. And some people who just don’t like meat decide to give it up altogether.
Regardless of the reasons for becoming a vegetarian, it’s important to still maintain a healthy diet. Since many vegetarians do not eat any meat, including chicken, beef, pork or fish (some eat animal products like eggs, milk or bees’ honey), it’s crucial for them to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains to get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients. They should also avoid an overload of eggs, cream, butter, cheese and other milk products with high fat contents. Sources of protein like nuts and seeds are also high in fat if consumed in large quantities. But by adhering to some guidelines, it is possible to maintain a healthy vegetarian lifestyle.
Milk: If you drink dairy products, choose fat-free milk. If you use soy milk, drink a reduced fat, fortified version.
Cheese: Eat cheese sparingly, and when you do eat it, opt for low-fat versions.
Fruits and vegetables: Eat as much food as possible in the raw state since fruits and vegetables lose many nutrients during cooking.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.