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what are superfoods?
Lots of foods these days claim to be 'superfoods', but what are they? Well, the truth is that the word 'superfood' doesn't mean anything. This word is used by companies who make and sell foods to try and convince people that they are extra healthy or good for you. They do this because it means they can charge more money for the food. You can get all the nutrition you need from a healthy balanced diet, so you don't need to worry about including foods with this label.
what do vegetarians eat?
Vegetarians are people who don't eat any meat. They usually eat eggs and dairy foods (like milk and yoghurt). Because people usually get their protein and iron from meat, vegetarians have to make sure they get this from other foods. This means they should include plenty of green leafy vegetables, and alternative protein sources like beans, chickpeas, lentils, tofu and meat substitutes. A vegetarian can be healthy, but instead of just cutting out meat you should speak to your doctor to make sure you know how to get enough protein to stay and healthy and grow properly, as well as get enough iron which is especially important for girls. You should also talk to whoever cooks your meals to make sure they understand your new dietary choice. Plenty of information can be found here:
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