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What type of a vegetarian are you?

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There are 4 main types of vegetarian diets:

  1. Lacto–ovo–vegetarian consumes dairy products and eggs but no meat, poultry, or seafood
  2. Lacto–vegetarian eats dairy products but not eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood
  3. Ovo–vegetarian eats eggs but no dairy products, meat, poultry, or seafood
  4. Vegan does not eat any animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products; many vegans will also avoid honey.

Vegetarian and plant–based diets are associated with a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer as well as increased longevity. Vegetarian diets are typically lower in fat, particularly saturated fat, and higher in dietary fiber. They are also likely to include more whole grains, legumes, nuts, and soy protein, and together with the absence of red meat, this type of eating plan may provide many benefits for the prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

What type of a vegetarian are you?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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There are 4 main types of vegetarian diets:

  1. Lacto–ovo–vegetarian consumes dairy products and eggs but no meat, poultry, or seafood

  2. Lacto–vegetarian eats dairy products but not eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood

  3. Ovo–vegetarian eats eggs but no dairy products, meat, poultry, or seafood

  4. Vegan does not eat any animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products; many vegans will also avoid honey.

Vegetarian and plant–based diets are associated with a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer as well as increased longevity. Vegetarian diets are typically lower in fat, particularly saturated fat, and higher in dietary fiber. They are also likely to include more whole grains, legumes, nuts, and soy protein, and together with the absence of red meat, this type of eating plan may provide many benefits for the prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

What type of a vegetarian are you?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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There are 4 main types of vegetarian diets:

• A Lacto–ovo–vegetarian consumes dairy products and eggs but no meat, poultry, or seafood

• A Lacto–vegetarian eats dairy products but not eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood

• An ovo–vegetarian eats eggs but no dairy products, meat, poultry, or seafood

• A Vegan does not eat any animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products; many vegans will also avoid honey. Vegetarian and plant–based diets are associated with a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancers as well as increased longevity. Vegetarian diets are typically lower in fats, particularly saturated fats and higher in dietary fiber. They are also likely to include more whole grains, legumes, nuts, and soy protein, and together with the absence of red meat, this type of eating plan may provide many benefits for the prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Ten Foods Provide Half of Sodium Eaten

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Nine out of 10 adults in the US consume more sodium than is recommended. The findings are laid out in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on February 7, 2012.

The estimates of salt intake from 7227 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2007–2008 show that the mean daily intake of sodium is 3266 mg. Daily guidelines for maximum sodium consumption are 2300 mg.

44% of sodium consumed came from 10 food categories: bread, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta mixed dishes, meat mixed dishes, and savory snacks. More than 70% of the sodium eaten came from goods obtained at a store.

Reducing the sodium content of the 10 leading sources by one-quarter would reduce total dietary sodium by more than 10%, preventing an estimated 28 000 deaths.