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5 Things You Need to Know About a Plant-Based Diet

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5 Things You Need to Know About a Plant-Based Diet
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A plant-based diet doesn't necessarily exclude animal products, but it definitely includes very limited amounts of meat and animal byproducts, including dairy and eggs. All vegetarians follow a plant-based diet, though not all individuals who follow a plant-based diet are necessarily vegetarian. Individuals who eat meat occasionally fall into the latter group, and they're often called "flexitarians".

A plant-based diet doesn't necessarily exclude animal products, but it definitely includes very limited amounts of meat and animal byproducts, including dairy and eggs. All vegetarians follow a plant-based diet, though not all individuals who follow a plant-based diet are necessarily vegetarian. Individuals who eat meat occasionally fall into the latter group, and they're often called "flexitarians".

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