Here's what I tell people who ask about being vegetarian.
I put it here so I can say that vegeme.com will answer them.
What a Vegetarian Eats
We eat fruits and vegetables, grains and beans, nuts and seeds.
Some of us also eat milk and eggs.
What a Vegetarian Avoids
We don't eat animals.
Some of us don't eat animal products either.
Reasons to be Vegetarian
Better for You
In countries around the world where people eat a mostly vegetarian
diet, they have less heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and
cholesterol. At best, meat is hard to digest and lacks things we
need, but meat we buy contains antibiotics, hormones, pesticides,
Production of meat uses about ten times the resources (fuel, water,
land) of vegetable production and causes about ten times the
environmental damage (pollution, global warming, species extinction).
Meat production is one of the top users of these resources and one of
the top causes of this damage.