General Article Being veggie: frequently asked questions

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Once you have made the choice to go veggie, it’s likely that friends and family members (even non-friends and non-family!) will constantly ask you why. Some will delight in trying to dissuade you from your choice. They may also ask you challenging questions in an effort to make you question your decision. Don’t be intimidated! Feel confident in knowing you have made a positive, healthy, ethical decision – one that is good for you, good for the animals, and good for the environment. One of the most annoying things about being a veggie is being asked the same questions over and over again!

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions and some suggested answers.

Isn’t vegetarianism unhealthy?

Vegetarianism is a healthy choice as long as a wide range of foods is eaten. Chocolate and chips are vegetarian: however, they do not represent a balanced diet. Research comparing a balanced meat diet to a balanced veggie diet found that the vegetarian diet was the healthiest (The Oxford ...

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