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Less chance of obesity and disease, less chance of painful menopause and energy loss, less chance of dying (young) and less chance of destroying the planet and having to move to the moon? Dang, that sounds good. According to the Vegetarian Times, those are only a few of the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Well, super for them, you’re thinking, there’s no way I can throw out another “food group” with gluten already having gone the way of the last unicorn. Gluten-free vegetarian – or scarier yet, a gluten-free vegan – just sounds impossible.
I’m right there with you – I’m not a vegetarian. I do like the idea of cutting down on meat, though, even if just to eliminate it one or two days a week. (Any Catholics out there? Give yourself a pat on the back; you already do the gluten-free vegetarian thing on Fridays during Lent!) The way I read it, the facts state loud and clear that being vegetarian is better for your health and better for the environment. Of course, it’s ok to disagree with this, but even if you’re just a little bit curious, or want to try out a vegetarian meal or two, read on!
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