"A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter"
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Monday, 4 January 2016

4 Reasons From 2015 to Be a Vegetarian in 2016

If you have been thinking about becoming a vegetarian, there's no better time to make the switch than the beginning of a new year.

For those of you have been on the fence, 2015 provided us with a few more reasons -- like saving money and losing weight -- to make the dietary transformation.

Reason #1: Vegetarian Diets Can Help Increase Metabolism
Vegetarians often have a lower body mass index compared to those eating meat, which has been previously attributed to eating fewer calories. But a study published in July showed that vegetarians also had a higher resting metabolism. By simply doing their everyday routine, vegetarians burned more calories compared to non-vegetarians. If your New Year's resolution included weight loss, becoming a vegetarian may be a good way to do just that.

Reason #2: Vegetarian Diets Can Save You Money
Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy doesn't have to be costly. A study published earlier this year showed that a vegetarian meal plan can actually save money over a meat-based plan. According to the study published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, vegetarians can save nearly $750 annually! Over a lifetime, this can add up to thousands of dollars in savings. Who doesn't like a little extra money?

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