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Pros and Cons of Vegetarian Diets

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Pros and Cons of Vegetarian Diets

Americans eat an average of 54.3 pounds of beef, 92.1 pounds of chicken, and 50.4 pounds of pork, per person, per year, according to the USDA estimates. About 3.2 percent of Americans –approximately 7.3 million people – follow a vegetarian diet, and 10 percent – or 22.8 million people –follow a vegetarian-inclined diet, focusing on plant-based nutrition, a recent study has found. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 outline three “healthy eating patterns” or “balanced diets” – two include meat.