28 Sep '13, 11am

Thinking of going meat-free? Here are five more reasons why vegetarian is best via @handbagcom

Bring out the broccoli and roll out the red peppers - it's World Vegetarian Day on 1 October! Around 4 million Brits are now eating a vegetarian diet and an increasingly large number of restaurants and specialist food suppliers are popping up to meet their needs. Now we already know about the big health benefits of a veggie diet - scientists have proven that it can help us to be healthier and live longer - but what if you need some more convincing to make the switch? These additional perks of cutting out meat from your diet may do the trick... 1. Stronger bones Young women tend not to think too much about bone health, but it becomes increasingly important the older you get. Bone health depends on your body keeping a balance of calcium, protein, high potassium and low sodium. If any of these things are too high (as can be the case with a meat-eating diet) you become more at...

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