Vegetarianism is a diet free of meat, fish, and fowl. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about vegetarianism, including the different types of vegetarian diets, its health benefits, and much more.
Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Nutritional information that may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Preventing Colon Cancer - Ways to Reduce Your Risk
WebMD explains ways to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Nutrition Tips for Women Over 50
Find out what kind of food, vitamins, and nutrients are recommended for women in their 50s and older.
Vitamin B-12 for Health
Low vitamin B-12 can cause fatigue, weakness, memory loss, and other problems with the nervous system. WebMD explains how and when to take a B-12 supplement.
9 foods that can help keep the extra weight away
What's Your Diet Deficit?
Many fad diets leave out more than the carbs, fat, or extra calories.
Can You Be a Vegetarian and Still Eat Meat?
Experts discuss the world of 'flexitarians' - people who call themselves vegetarians but occasionally eat meat.
Healthy Food for Living Longer
Food for living longer generally falls into the vegetarian diet. If you want to eat foods for living longer, consider a plant-based diet.
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What Can I Eat? A Guide for New Vegetarians
Compared to the general population, the typical vegetarian has a lower body mass index (BMI), lower cholesterol, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, and reduced risk of coronary artery disease. Let WebMD point you toward some of the most nutritious and satisfying vegetarian foods.
12 Powerhouse Veggies You Should Be Eating -- Now!
12 vegetables that pack a particularly big nutritional punch. Plus, ideas to prepare them.
Read about healthy vegetarian diets.
A Vegetarian Thanksgiving
Get ideas for a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal.
The Part-Time Vegetarian
You won't miss the meat with these vegetarian recipes and meal ideas.
Taste Test: Best Veggie Burgers
Veggie burgers have come a long way since their early days. But not all burgers are created equal.