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Why Choose Vegetarianism? • Health attitudes: - Low in cholesterol and sat fats • Concern for animal welfare • Religious reasons • Better for the environment • Less costly • Convenience Any Problems with This Diet? • If well‐planned offers nutrition & health benefits to adults - Reduced heart disease, hypertension, cancer, obesity • Must eat a variety of foods Vegan Diet • Excludes all animal‐derived foods • May have trouble obtaining enough food energy, especially children • Need frequent meals Vegetarian Health
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Unformatted text preview: • Diet is:-Typically High in fiber and minerals • As such vegetarians:-Desirable weight -Low cholesterol and sat fat Vegetarian Concerns • Vitamins-Vitamin B12 , highest in animal products • Vegans • Mineral concerns -Iron, zinc, calcium • Lack omega‐3 fatty acids-Flax seed, walnuts, soybean oil Energy Balance & Body Composition Economics of Feasting • Carbohydrate -Broken down into glucose-Too much-- we store glucose as glycogen in muscles and in the liver, or rest is converted into fat • Fat -...
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