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Vegetarianism: Eat Right Ch. 515:01Can Vegetarian Diets Provide Protein?Vegetarianism: diet restricted to foods of plant originMany foods besides meat can be good protein sources, including dairy products, legumes, eggs, nuts, whole grainsThere are 4 main “types” of vegetariansEach type omits different food groupsAs food groups are omitted from a person’s diet, nutrient concerns increaseTypes of VegetarianismSemivegitarians occasionally eat meat and seafood, predominantly subsist on a vegetarian dietLacto-ovo vegetarians eat both dairy products and eggs, but no meatLacto-vegetarians include dairy products but no other animal foodsVegans omit all animal products from their diets, including dairy and eggsWhy Vegetarians?People choose vegetarianism for:Health benefitsEcological reasonsReligious reasonsEthical reasonsConcerns over food safetyFood preference
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