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The Benefits of Becoming a Vegetarian

Priyanka Verma | October 15, 2018

The Benefits of Becoming a Vegetarian

There is an old saying in India that goes something like this, “Jaisa khaye ann waisa hoye mann”, which means that whatever you eat has a deep connection with your body and mind. In Indian cuisine, food is divided into three areas: Satvik, Rajasik and Tamasik. In the Indian tradition, most people prefer to eat a Satvik diet because it is considered to be good and sufficient for your physical and mental health. For your physical development, where necessary nutrients are essential for the body to run and keep healthy, it is also necessary to get mental gratification and peace from the food that is consumed. Circumstances have changed today, but there is scientific evidence behind the old traditions that proves that usefulness has not been diminished even today, and hence even today a large section of society gives priority to vegetarianism. Let’s also count the benefits of being a vegetarian.


1) All Nutrients are Available in a Vegetarian Diet

People who support non-vegetarian food often say that they are a better source of protein, iron and vitamin. While the truth is that there are many options in the vegetarian diet for good health, which can provide antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and essential calories. For example, milk and milk products are good sources of Vitamin B12, and fat, whereas green leafy vegetables are loaded with iron, and dried fruits, legumes, green chilli and lemon contain vitamin C. Zinc is present in Rajma and chickpeas while proteins can also be obtained from soya beans. Rice, wheat and other whole grains and pulses are able to meet almost all the needs of the body. What would be a bigger example on this issue is that the late Dara Singh, a well-known Indian wrestler, was a vegetarian.


2) Get Rid of Stomach Diseases

When you are a vegetarian, you have lots of green vegetables filled with fiber to eat, which work to clean the intestines and keep stomach diseases at bay.


3) High Blood Pressure and Prevention of Heart Disease

The possibility of high blood pressure in vegetarians is less than that of non-vegetarians, because vegetarians take complex carbohydrates in large quantities and they are found to be less obese. They are less likely to have heart related diseases because a vegetarian diet is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. A vegetarian diet also  reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.


4) High Levels of Energy

Vegetarian diet is quickly digested as compared to meat and this keeps the brain alert most of the time. Also, vegetarians always feel light and fresh throughout the day.


5) Protection from Cancer

Vegan food is rich in fiber, and protects the body against many types of cancer such as lung cancer, intestinal cancer etc. In many researches, it has been confirmed that vegetarianism reduces the risk of breast cancer in women. The reason for this is that it is considered to be low in estrogen. Additionally, excessive fiber and antioxidants in cereals, beans, fruits and vegetables help to prevent cancer.


6) Obesity Avoidance

One of the many benefits of a vegetarian diet is that you can keep your weight in control. Vegetarian food fills the stomach for a long time and this makes a person feel hungry less often.


7) No Toxins

There is no deformity or poison in the natural structure of vegetarian foods. On the other hand, because the animals are creatures, their body produces hormones due to adrenal arthritis, fear and stress, and when humans eat their meat, they produce many distortions in your body by mixing it with your blood. Apart from this, growth hormones are also injected during the farming of animals, and then eating this meat increases the likelihood of being infected by many types of diseases.

Now the decision is yours whether you wish to be a safe vegetarian or be a non-vegetarian with many disorders?

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