(WTNH) — Get ready to load up on veggies on October 1st because it’s World Vegetarian Day.

The day kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month.

People typically choose a vegetarian diet for one of two reasons: They ethically choose not to eat animals or to eliminate meat and other animal products for health reasons.

Some vegetarians eat eggs and dairy.

A vegan typically avoids all animal based products.

For more information on vegetarianism, click here.


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