The Vegetarian Diet ~ Did you know?

    … Vegetarians suffer less heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers than meat eaters.

    … There is no significant difference in performance or physical fitness, limb circumference and strength between vegetarian and non-vegetarian athletes.

    … Nutritional needs of a competitive athlete can be met through a vegetarian diet.

    … Vegetarians risk low intakes of iron, zinc and omega 3 fatty acids but studies show that iron-deficiency anemia is no more common than in meat eaters.

    … Overall vegetarians have higher intakes of fruit and vegetables, fibre, antioxidant nutrients and phytonutrients and lower intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol compared with meat-eaters.


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