vegetarian diet

There is huge debate on going vegetarian and its benefits against non-vegetarian. Putting aside the controversies and the differing views- here are 10 benefits that you can get by going vegetarian! And they are indeed beneficial to human body and environment as well:

Reduces ailment risks

A vegetarian diet can reduce ailment risk like cancer. A vegetarian diet contains more phytochemicals– plant compounds with many known antioxidant and other cancer reducing properties.

Reduces heart disease

Vegetarian diet reduces risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, overweight, obesity, dementia and other serious non-communicable diseases.

Keeps your nerves calm

On the other side, the plant based vegetarian diet can give miraculous healing in such cases-helping a human remain calm, peaceful and become nature lovers.

Preserves environment

Adopting vegetarian diet helps in conserving environment and protecting animals. According to ADAPTT (Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow), more than 150 billion animals are killed each year by the meat, egg and dairy industries. That is a mind-blowing number that most people are completely not aware of. You can save them by going vegetarian.

Reduces world hunger problem

Livestock production accounts for 30% of the entire land surface of the planet which needs rainforest destruction, consumes 50-70% of the total grain production. The calculation indicates that it can solve the world’s hunger problem by going vegetarian.

Reduce Water consumption

Nearly half of all the water used in the US goes to raising animals for food. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of meat, but it takes just 25 gallons to grow 1 pound of wheat. You save more water by not eating a pound of meat than you do by not showering for six months!

In becoming a human

Feeding on meat needs a kill. So far the biology of a human body is concerned; it resembles herbivores, and is obviously not designed to hunt and kill a prey. The fact that our ancestors lived on meat is but partially true. In fact, they lived mostly on plant based diet and ate meat from the scraps left by the carnivores. Human beings are by nature peaceful animals; thus in order to experience spirituality, we ought to avoid violence hence adopting a vegetarian diet.

Feed yourself food your body loves

A human being cannot digest raw meat: our digestive system is not developed enough even to digest cooked meat. None of the carnivores have long intestines as human has– which is the sign of us being an herbivore. It is thus important that we feed our body with its true food-a vegetarian diet indeed- to remain in a good condition.

Be alkali friendly

Our body is 80% alkaline and 20% acidic; so should our food be. Vegetarian diet is mostly alkaline while non-vegetarian diet is highly acidic. It shows that a human’s diet must be based on vegetarian food.

Nutritionists advise that a vegetarian should build a suitable diet that includes all essential nutrients. The key to a healthy vegetarian diet is to eat a variety of foods, including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes and a limit intake of refined foods, sweets and fat. For that, dieters can check food guide pyramid for vegetarian meal planning that will help meet all the daily nutritional requirements. The best way to arrange a vegetarian diet is to consult a dietician and continuously health benefits.

PS: Please keep in mind that there are some downsides to having a vegetarian diet.

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