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For those who are concerned about their fitness and health, a vegetarian diet is often highly recommended. However, most of the people who regularly eat meat and poultry products, find it hard to eat vegetarian food because they think it lacks in the variety and taste. However, it’s certainly not true particularly when a vegetarian diet offers you the lower levels of cholesterol and high fiber content.
In countries like India and few others, there are ample food choices available for the veggie-lovers. You can also experiment with your diet and learn to look at your food intake in a different way. For instance, a balance vegetarian diet includes:
- Wheat and cereals, including wholegrain breads and pasts, muesli, wheat flour, corn flour, gram flour, oats and other flours
- Beans, seeds and nuts, including soya, red beans, kidney beans, peas, chick peas, peanuts, almonds, lentils and pulses, sesame seeds, cashews, resins etc.
- Vegetables, fruits, and roots, including potato, okra, cucumber, spinach, radishes, carrots, pumpkins, peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, beetroot and hundreds more.
- Dairy and milk products, including milk ,cheeses, yoghurts, smoothies, fortified milk, low-fat butter, peanut butter and several more
Most of the vegetarians eat the above foods in such a combination that it makes up for the amount of nutrition they need on a daily basis. In order to make the food interesting, you can experiment with the cooking oils, methods of cooking, such as steam cooking, microwaving, baking or roasting and try your own vegetarian preparations at your home. Most of the vegetarian products are less expensive than their meat and poultry counterparts despite being reasonably high in their nutrition value.