How to Follow a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

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Home Diet Tips How to Follow a Healthy Vegetarian Diet
Published on March 20, 2015

Eating a vegetarian diet can help you lose weight and lower your risk of heart disease. Protein is something vegetarians may worry about getting enough of, but it’s not hard to get your protein without eating meat. Good sources of vegetarian protein include beans, tofu, eggs and dairy. Beans are great as a salad topper. Tofu takes on the flavor of whatever you’re making, and you can blend it in smoothies, put it on a sandwich or use it in a stir- fry. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are part of any healthy diet and should be a staple for vegetarians. Snacking on fruits and vegetables can help you include more in your day, like enjoying carrot sticks with hummus, or apple slices with peanut butter. You may also want to talk with your doctor about some supplements, because some nutrients are harder to come by on a vegetarian diet, such as omega- 3s, vitamin D, iron, calcium and, if you’re a vegan, vitamin B12.

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