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A balanced vegetarian diet is a healthy choice.
- It is low in fat (especially saturated fat), high in complex carbohydrates and packed with a variety of fruits and vegetables; just as the government and the medical profession recommend.
- Research has shown that vegetarians are less likely to suffer from obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, some diet-related cancers, diverticular disease, appendicitis, constipation and gallstones.
- Vegetarians are far more likely than the general population to eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables each day.
- Going vegetarian is easy, but everyone should think about what they eat. The Vegetarian Society has lots of resources to help you get started and to stay healthy.
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You might also find the NHS Live Well vegetarian section useful.