What is a Vegetarian?


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What is a Vegetarian?

  1. 1. I have a Question.
  2. 2. What is a Vegetarian?
  3. 3. “Vegetarian” is old Indian word for “Bad Hunter”
  4. 4. Is a Vegetarian a grass eater?
  5. 5. I think a Vegetarian is a health nut!
  6. 6. What is a Vegetarian?
  7. 7. What is a Vegetarian? Vegetarians are just like everyone else. They eat everything apart from meat, fish or any other foods for which an animal had to die.
  8. 8. What is a Vegetarian? The word “pescatarian” is used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. More and more people are adopting this kind of diet, for health reasons or as a stepping stone to a fully vegetarian diet.
  9. 9. What is a Vegetarian? “Flexitarian” is a term recently coined to describe those who eat a mostly vegetarian, but occasionally eat meat.
  10. 10. What is a Vegetarian? Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians are people who do not eat beef, pork, poultry, fish, shellfish or animal flesh of any kind. But they do eat eggs and dairy products.
  11. 11. What is a Vegetarian? Vegans do not eat meat of any kind They do not eat eggs, dairy products, or foods containing animal-derived ingredients such as gelatin. There is debate as to whether honey fits into a vegan diet.
  12. 12. What do Vegetarians eat? One of the great things about a vegetarian diet is that it can be full of delicious, healthy, fresh, food.
  13. 13. What do Vegetarians eat? Vegetarians might eat pizza, chilli, spaghetti, stir-fry, pasta, eggs, cheese, beans, potatoes, stew, veggie burgers, lasagne, wraps, ratatouille, and quiche.
  14. 14. What do Vegetarians eat? They may eat a huge variety of fruits and vegetables. Vegetarians eat lots and lots of tasty stuff...like ice cream, and even Hershey's dark chocolate!
  15. 15. A Vegetarian Feast
  16. 16. Let's take a look at the food pyramid.
  17. 17. There are lots of great foods made from soy that take the place of milk and meat.
  18. 18. But, I don't like Soybeans!
  19. 19. Then eat real food! It tastes much better anyways.
  20. 20. What are the advantages to being vegetarian?
  21. 21. Advantages to being vegetarian Vegetarians have much lower cholesterol levels than meat-eaters. Heart disease is less common in vegetarians, too.
  22. 22. Advantages to being vegetarian Vegetarians have lower blood pressure than nonvegetarians. When patients with high blood pressure begin a vegetarian diet, many are able to eliminate the need for
  23. 23. Advantages to being vegetarian A vegetarian diet high in complex carbohydrates and fiber and low in fat is the best dietary prescription for controlling diabetes.
  24. 24. Advantages to being vegetarian Studies show that death rates from cancer are only about one-half to threequarters of those of the general population.
  25. 25. Advantages to being vegetarian Vegetarians are less likely to form either kidney stones or gallstones. Vegetarians may also be at lower risk for osteoporosis because they eat little or no animal protein.
  26. 26. Steps in going Vegetarian The switch to a vegetarian diet is easier than you might think.
  27. 27. Steps in going Vegetarian First, think of three vegetarian meals that you already enjoy. Common ones are vegetable stir-fry, vegetable stew, or pasta primavera.
  28. 28. Steps in going Vegetarian Second, think of three recipes that you prepare regularly that can easily be adapted to a vegetarian menu.
  29. 29. Steps in going Vegetarian Third, check out some vegetarian cookbooks from the library and experiment with the recipes for a week or so until you find three new recipes that are delicious and easy to make.
  30. 30. Any Questions?