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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Vegetarian Myths

(from http://www.ridgecrestca.com)

Have you thought about becoming a vegetarian, but dismissed it because it seemed too extreme—and too complicated? You’re not alone.

“It’s overwhelming for people when they first take the steps,” says Brenda Davis, registered dietitian and co-author of Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan. “But you learn so many things over time. You don’t ever stop learning.”

Davis helped us debunk some myths that may be holding you back from cutting meat out of your life. 

Myth: You won’t be able to find appealing options at restaurants.

That may have been true a decade ago, but as interest in meatless meals has increased, so have the dining-out offerings. “There’s almost no restaurant anymore that you can’t walk into and find something to eat,” Davis says.  Not to mention the fact that nowadays, most chefs are accustomed to special requests. Just as you shouldn’t hesitate to ask to substitute, say, a green salad for French fries, vegetarians should feel comfortable requesting filling meat-free accommodations.

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