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Vegetarianism

It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.

Vegetarian diets offer a number of advantages, including lower levels of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein, and higher levels of carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, boron, folate, antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, carotenoids and phytochemicals.

Be realistic about your body size and shape. Your genes have a lot to do with the way you look so avoid trying to be someone you were never meant to be. Feeling good about yourself starts with accepting how you look. Remember, healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes!

 
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