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Are there health benefits to being a vegetarian?

There are many health benefits to being a vegetarian, including:
 
Lower risk of disease
The vegetarian diet lowers the risk of many diseases including:
  • Heart disease
  • Certain types of cancer, including ovarian and breast cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Lower risk of high cholesterol
  • High blood pressure. 
These health benefits are largely due to the vegetarian diet's low-fat and high-fibre content.
 
Leading a healthier Life
Vegetarians in general have to be more conscious about what they consume meaning they are often healthier eaters.Vegetarians are more likely to be a healthier weight than those who follow an omnivorous diet.  
 
The many health benefits of a vegetarian diet are certainly attractive but it is important to note that any diet can be unhealthy if the diet isn't balanced or if too many fried or fatty snacks are eaten.
 
 

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Nutrition is necessary for good health at every stage, but is particularly important during puberty.
Good eating habits are learned behaviours, they’re not instinctive. So what your child has learned at home from early in life will stick with them well into adulthood.
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