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13 unexpected advantages of being a vegetarian


ACCORDING TO A new study, vegetarians outlive people who eat meat.

That’s a pretty big benefit, but there are actually lots of ways in which vegetarians have the edge on carnivores, some of which you might not immediately think of.

Here are thirteen unexpected advantages of being a vegetarian.

You can easily get out of eating whatever rank thing your mam/auntie/granny has prepared for dinner when you visit

They mean well, but not everyone’s a chef, eh?

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You’re probably healthier


You get to be smug on a regular basis

Due to the health and loving of animals etc.

Your freezer isn’t full of rock hard meat you bought eight months ago because it was three for €9


It keeps you regular

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You can visit a farm and coo over calves and lambs without an iota of guilt

Vegetarians Kill

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The horse meat scandal was of no concern to you

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You're less likely to get food poisoning

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You will never have to worry about which of your friends to eat if you get stranded on a desert island/up a mountain

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You rarely have to agonise over a menu in a restaurant because your choices are so limited

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You get to have exciting conversations with people about protein on a regular basis

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Your airplane meals are nicer


You're not filled with jealousy when you catch the scent of charred meat on a Summer's day

Or maybe you are...are you?  Do your tastebuds betray your principles?


You will never eat doner meat and think 'I wonder what was actually in that...?'


You won’t be able to make it through this post without drooling>

The Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich may be just what your BH Tuesday needs>

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