If you’re thinking of switching to a vegetarian diet for moral, religious or health reasons, there are a few things you ought to know before you make the change. First, you can do it! Second, there are a few healthy eating tips for vegetarians you need to keep in mind as you go meat-free. All of them are important to know ahead of time, and all of them are listed here, for your veggie-loving convenience. Here are 17 healthy eating tips for vegetarians… or vegetarians-to-be.
1. Know Your Type
What sort of vegetarian are you, or will you become? It’s important to know, so here are some loose definitions: vegan, which is meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy-free; lacto-vegetarian, which excludes meat, fish, eggs and poultry but allows dairy; and last lacto-ovo, which excludes meat, fish and poultry but includes eggs and dairy.