Dispelling the Myths of Vegetarianism

Myth 1: Vegetarianism is unhealthy.

This is a very popular myth. I know I hear it often since many people associate meat with necessary nutrients important for health. However, this is not the case. In fact, the position of the American Dietetic Association is that a planned vegetarian diet is healthy and can actually prevent and treat diseases (1). What exactly can the vegetarian diet do for us?

Phew! That's a lot of health benefits already, yet there are even more:

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