Being vegan is the latest mantra all top celebs swear by. It is the most healthy way to keep your weight on tab. Vegetarians have lower rates of heart diseases . A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat,poultry, fish. They eat mainly fruit ,vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds and nuts.

There are different types of vegetarians:

1. Vegans or total vegetarians exclude all animal products (e.g. meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, and other dairy products). Many vegans also do not eat honey.


2. Lactovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, fish, and eggs but include dairy products.

3. Lacto-ovovegetarians exclude meat, poultry, and fish but include dairy products and eggs. Most vegetarians in the US are lacto-ovovegetarians.

People turn into vegetarians for many reasons, including concern for personal health and the environment, economic and world hunger concerns, compassion for animals, belief in nonviolence, food preferences, or spiritual reasons.

Being a vegetarian has its own benefits . Such people have lower risks of heart diseases, breast cancers,diabetes,obesity and hypertension.

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Healthy way to become vegetarian:

– Choose whole-grain products (e.g. whole wheat bread, brown rice, or whole-grain cereals instead of refined or white grains.

– Eat a wide variety of foods.

– If you eat dairy products, choose non-fat or low-fat varieties.

– Use eggs in moderation.

– Limit intake of sweets and high fat foods.

– Use a regular source of vitamin B-12, and if sunlight exposure is limited, of vitamin D.

– Many vegetarian foods can be found in any grocery store. Specialty food stores may carry some of the more uncommon items, as well as many vegetarian convenience foods.

– Steps to follow to become vegetarian  :

– Make a list of  what to buy : whenever you go shopping, make a proper list of healthy things you want to buy .

Learn what to make :

To become a  vegetarian it’s very important to learn different, healthy & tasty food recipes.

Why not check out a Balanced Vegetarian Diet Plan, designed by Watchfit professionals?

Decide where to eat : once you are become vegetarian it’s very important to choose places for heathy , fresh vegan food.

A strong will power is all one needs to achieve any goal that is set . So before starting any new style of consumption, do a proper research on its background, and then go ahead with it.

Edited by: Aishwarya Vijaykumar

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