Vegetarian diets: what are the advantages?

  title={Vegetarian diets: what are the advantages?},
  author={Claus Leitzmann},
  journal={Forum of nutrition},
  • C. Leitzmann
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Medicine
  • Forum of nutrition
A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that wholesome vegetarian diets offer distinct advantages compared to diets containing meat and other foods of animal origin. The benefits arise from lower intakes of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein as well as higher intakes of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C and E, carotenoids and other phytochemicals. Since vegetarians consume widely divergent diets, a differentiation between various types of… 

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