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Health Benefits of Eating Vegetarian Food

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Adopting a Vegetarian diet can be the perfect way to stay healthy and happy. A Vegetarian diet is a complete diet, which is associated with high consumption of fiber, vitamins C and E, folic acid, magnesium, unsaturated fat, and numerous phytochemicals

And this is why vegetarians have lower cholesterol, low blood pressure and reduced risk of heart diseases. In addition, vegetarian food is easy for the body to digest, takes lesser time to cook, is healthy and most importantly saves your money. Vegetables are vital not just for our healthy living but for the environment too.

Here are the 8 amazing benefits of being a vegetarian 

1. Less risk of stroke and obesity

Less risk of stroke and obesity
                                                 Less risk of stroke and obesity

The vegetarians tend to be much more conscious in their food choices and usually never overeat or pick foods based on emotions; two practices that greatly contribute to obesity. The University Hospital Ghent Department of Pediatrics in Belgium says adopting a vegan diet is a good way to minimize your chances of having a stroke or being obese.

2. Gives healthy skin

Gives healthy skin
                                      Gives healthy skin

If you wish to have healthy skin then you need to eat the right amount of vitamins and minerals with plenty of water. Fruits and vegetables that we eat are very rich in vitamins, minerals and also have sufficient antioxidants. Moreover, as they are water based, if you eat them raw it can further improve the intake of healthy nutrients.

3. Improves metabolism

 Improves metabolism
                                                        Improves metabolism

Vegetarian food is easy to digest and it keeps the metabolism of an individual in good state. Also, the resting metabolism rate or RMR in people with vegetarian diet is quite higher. You must know that RMR has a direct relation with the metabolism of an individual – that means the higher the RMR, the more speedily it burn fats and vice-versa.

4. Increases lifespan

Increases lifespan
                                                        Increases lifespan

Though there are many factors that would attribute to an increased lifetime and adopting a vegetarian diet is one factor you can follow. The more you eat fruits or vegetables, the lesser is the toxin and chemical build up in your body, thus facilitating more healthy years and a longer lifespan.

5. Lower cholesterol levels

Lower cholesterol levels
                                    Lower cholesterol levels

Believe or not but there is no health benefit in eating animal fat. As cholesterol comes only from animal foods, vegetarian diets are cholesterol-free.

6.It is economical

 

 It is economical
                                                      It is economical

 Last but not the least, if you follow a vegetarian diet then you are saving good amount of money.  Non-vegetarian foods no doubt are expensive if compared to the vegetarian food. Hence now the choice is completely yours.

7. Reduces the risk of cataract development

Reduces the risk of cataract development
                                    Reduces the risk of cataract development

According to a research conducted by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford, there is a strong relation between the risk of developing cataracts and our diet- with a higher risk falling on nonvegetarians or meat eaters and the lowest risk on being vegans.

7. Can reduce depression

Can reduce depression
                                             Can reduce depression

According to researches, a vegetarian may be happier than the non-vegetarian counterparts. It was also discovered that a vegan had lower scores on depression tests and mood profiles when compared to meat or fish-eaters. Moreover, there is an element of freshness to most vegetarian foods, especially when it comes to organic produce. So it is bound to cleanse our minds and keep our thoughts positive.

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