A vegetarian diet focuses on plants for food. These include fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds and nuts. There is no single type of vegetarian diet. Instead, vegetarian eating patterns usually fall into the following groups: vegan, lacto vegetarian, and the lacto-ovo vegetarian diet that includes dairy products and eggs.
People choose vegetarian diets for several reasons. Some choose it for ethical reasons because they feel the consumption of meat is wrong. Others choose it for religious or cultural purposes, while some people choose a vegetarian diet because health reasons or a personal preference for vegetarian foods.
People who follow vegetarian diets can get all the nutrients they need. However, they must be careful to eat a wide variety of foods to meet their nutritional needs. Nutrients vegetarians may need to focus on include protein, iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12. This section contains a few, well-balanced and delicious vegetarian meals.
Here are some wholesome and mouth watering beginner recipes:
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