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精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.102: 巴西也瘋素食新生活 Brazil Is Famous for Its Meat, But Vegetarianism Is Soaring

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Summary:

Brazil the meat-loving country is changing its course to be more welcoming to plant-based diets. The number of self-declared vegetarians in Brazil has nearly doubled over a six-year period 30 million people, or 14% of Brazilians, reported being vegetarian or vegan in 2018. This change comes from rising health concerns and deforestation and animal rights movements.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences:

All-you-can-eat / buffet n. dishes placed in public area where guests serve themselves, buffet restaurants usually offer all-you-can-eat food at one price.

  • My favorite all-you-can-eat buffet is the Eatogether restaurant.
  • Restaurants that do not offer all-you-can-eat dishes, guests have to order a la carte.

Sedentary adj. seated for long periods of time/inactive

  • Sedentary lifestyle and junk food in Brazil are causing a rise in cardiovascular and chronic diseases.
  • The only way to avoid a sedentary lifestyle is to find an outdoor hobby or exercise regularly.

Plant-based food n. food made from vegetables

  • In Taiwan, many soy-made foods are vegetarian’s main source of plant-based food.
  • Many plant-based food startups around the world like Beyond meat and Impossible meat are making burger patties from plant protein. 

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