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A Meat-Free Diet Could Reduce Your Risk of Disease

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What are the benefits of a vegetarian diet?

A Meat-Free Diet Could Reduce Your Risk of Disease

As a child you probably heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but as an adult, you may not be aware of the full benefits of a vegetarian diet. Vegetarian diet plans are becoming popular among health conscious consumers who recognize the importance of maintaining a balanced weight, while reducing their intake of fats and cholesterol.

Two aspects of the vegetarian diet -- lowered cholesterol and reduced fat intake -- are primary prevention messages designed to address the three leading causes of death in the country: heart disease, cancer and stroke – each related to diet. A vegetarian diet benefits you and your family by providing healthy, nutrition-dense foods that are low in fat and cholesterol, but high in the vitamins and minerals required for proper nutrition.

To take advantage of the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, begin slowly. Look for meat-free versions of foods or try out easy-to-use meat alternatives of your favorite recipes. Fantastic Foods has a great product line including vegetarian chili, Sloppy Joe mix and veggie burgers that the entire family will enjoy! It's fast, easy to prepare and good for you … but don't worry, it tastes great too!

   

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9/2/2007 10:04:13 AM
Jon Baelisch said:

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3/9/2008 6:01:05 PM
Marissa said:

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