Does a suddenly stopping eating meat after eating it habitually for a long time cause any problems in the human body, particularly to the digestive system?


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Switching to a vegetarian diet can have numerous side effects, but they can be countered.

Two of the most common issues are increased flatulence and bloating.

This is primarily due to a large uptick in fiber consumption, and will eventually level out, or can be avoided by selecting less fibrous foods.

Anemia, protein deficiency, osteoporosis and vitamin B12 deficiency can also occur. These are serious issues which can be addressed through careful dietary changes.

In the end, the switch can be jarring for your body, but a bit of work can make the switch less painful.

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