A vegetarian diet is known to have a wide range of health benefits.

making smoothiesResearch shows that eating a well-balanced, low-fat and high-fibre vegetarian diet may reduce the chances of suffering from certain cancers (eg colon cancer), heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Vegetarian diets have also been used in the treatment of various illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis and Type 2 diabetes. More recent research has indicated that vegetarians appear more ‘health conscious’ than non-vegetarians.

Helpful resources

We have a number of booklets and leaflets that can be ordered free of charge within the UK, as well as further online resources.

Online fact sheets:


Going veggie for health and wellbeing bookletGoing veggie...for health and wellbeing

A balanced vegetarian diet is healthy and nutritious and this leaflet shows why.

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Healthy eating for vegetarians bookletHealthy eating for vegetarians

A simple leaflet covering basic vegetarian nutrition

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