(as of Apr 15,2021 01:36:08 UTC – Details)
There’s some debate on whether or not eggs are allowed on a vegetarian diet. Technically, the definition of vegetarian means you avoid eating animal flesh. If you’re a vegetarian who eats eggs, then you’re an ovo-vegetarian. Eggs can be a great source of protein and healthy fats. And they’re cheap, if you’re looking for vegetarian meal prep recipes because you simply want to eat more veggies and save money, then eggs are still a great option for you. If you’re vegetarian out of moral reasons, then I’ll let your own sense of morals guide you on this one. "Vegetarians tend to eat less saturated fat and cholesterol, and more Vitamins C and E, folic acid, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals," says Michelle Zive, a registered dietitian and NASM-certified nutrition coach. "This means vegetarians are more likely to have lower total and bad cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index, all of which are associated with longevity and a decreased risk for many chronic diseases," says Zive. Studies have shown that vegetarians tend to have an overall better quality, and a higher intake of key nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, and magnesium.