• I despise and abhor the pleas on behalf of that infamous practice, vivisection... I would rather submit to the worst of deaths, so far as pain goes, than have a single dog or cat tortured to death on the pretense of sparing me a twinge or two. 
    -Robert Browning (poet)

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Health Benefits Print E-mail

mixvegsmallEating a balanced vegetarian diet will supply all of the essential nutrients you need to help you keep fit and healthy. In fact, a varied vegetarian diet can offer a wide range of real health benefits -  research has shown that vegetarians suffer less from obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, certain diet related cancers, diverticular disease, appendicitis, constipation and gallstones.

Balanced Diet - UK 5 Food Groups Print E-mail

chefplatesmallThe principle of maintaining a balanced and varied diet applies as much to vegetarians as to everyone else. It is important to eat foods from a variety of food groups - plenty of fruit, vegetables and starchy foods (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, for example), moderate amounts of high protein foods (these are likely to be your alternatives to meat and fish), dairy produce or alternatives, and only small amounts of fatty and sugary foods.

Vegetarian Food Guide and Pyramid - from Canada Print E-mail

Extracts from: How to implement a vegetarian diet…use the Vegetarian Food Guide Pyramid
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from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350
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Eat Vegetarian and …eat healthy! Vegetarian diets offer nutritional benefits
“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...