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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.

If you drink alcohol, limit your intake to one serving a day. Serving sizes are one glass of wine (150mL/5oz), a bottle of beer (350mL/12oz) or shot of spirits (50mL/1 1/2 oz).

 
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