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Benefits of being a vegetarian

Approximately five percent of the people in the United States describe themselves as vegetarians. The reasons for following a vegetarian diet are as varied as the people who do it. Some forgo meat in their diet for religious reasons; others because they are animal rights advocates. Still, others adopt a vegetarian diet for environmental reasons. However, while these ideals are honorable, they aren't the only reasons for eliminating meat products from your diet. There are also a number of health reasons for doing so. Health benefits of a vegetarian dietA vegetarian diet avoids all meat, chicken and seafood products, but still includes diary products. A vegetarian diet shouldn't be confused with a vegan diet, which avoids any animal food product and includes only plant-based foods. There are a number of healthy reasons to adopt a vegetarian diet.1. Reducing your risk of health disease. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a vegetarian diet is kinder on…