Vegetarianism now a popular diet
Updated: 2006-05-17 09:27
Recently, vegetarianism has become more and more popular in China, especially amongst white-collar workers who prefer food that keeps their body in shape.
Coinciding with this trend, has been the appearance of numerous restaurants in Beijing catering to those on a vegetarian diet.
According to the Beijing Morning Post, as a result of the increasing number of people with adiposis and hypertension, vegetarianism becomes one of the most favorable diets in China.
A nutritionist from the Beijing Friendship Hospital, Hong Zhongxin, says that vegetables and fruits are generally good for peoples' health, in addition to helping fight diseases. But he adds that meat is similarly necessary and that a balanced diet is the basis of human health and beauty.