Want to give up meat, but worry that you’ll miss out on flavor and important nutrients? Fear that you’ll end up gorging on carbs and getting fat? And wait, isn’t being a vegetarian too complicated? This article, with tips from chefs and registered dietitians, explains the facts and tell you how to get enough protein, flavor and more to be a vegetarian. And as a bonus, you’ll feel healthier, get slimmer and reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, while also lowering your chances of developing diabetes, cancer and other ailments – from diverticulitis to dementia.
You’ll get a good laugh (and some pretty good grammar lessons) out of Weird Al Yankovic’s new parody.
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