Healthy Vegetarian Diets

Proteins help your muscles to contract, your blood to clot, and your eyes to see. They keep you alive and well by facilitating chemical reactions and defending against infections. The word proteins mean “of prime importance.” Does that mean proteins deserve top billing in your diet as well? Foods supply vitamins to support all that you are and all that you do – they come from hundreds of foods delivering more than a dozen vitamins that participate in thousands of activities throughout your body.

After studying Module 6: Lecture Materials & Resources, answer the following:

Do you think you should eat more/less/the same amount of protein? (based on the recommended protein daily intake for your gender/age)
What type of protein do you eat most often?
What protein options are available for vegetarians?
Is a vegetarian diet healthier? If yes, why? If no, why?

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