Belief #3: Meat Is Expensive
Reasons For Belief:
-more money for other food
-replace protein in meat with cheaper foods
Action Taken:
-buy nuts, cheese, milk

Staying Healthy:
-vegetarians careful to get nutrients
-becomes part of daily life

Some people do not eat meat because they believe it is too expensive. By not buying meat, these vegetarians have more money left over to buy other kinds of food. Meat is high in protein, which is an important element of food that people need to stay alive. Vegetarians make sure they get the protein their bodies need by eating other, less expensive types of food like nuts, cheese and milk.

When people decide to stop eating meat, they must find alternative sources for the nutrients they need to stay healthy. After a while, a vegetarian diet becomes a regular part of daily life.

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