In her article "Go flexitarian: A three-week plan to eat less meat" Health.com writer Jacqueline Andriakos discusses the health benefits of eating less meat and how people can start substituting healthier sources of protein in their diets. Here are some highlights from the article: "Cutting down on animal protein does more than slash calories -- it lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The vegetables, legumes, and whole grains that will replace the meat help shield you from developing these chronic diseases, too."

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