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  • Writer's pictureSusan Pattis

The Ten Benefits Of Being A Vegetarian

Updated: Mar 8, 2021

As a vegetarian for all my life, I have lived healthily and contentedly. I would like to share with you the ten benefits of being a vegetarian.

1. Less fat intake prevents specific diseases.

Vegetarian foods like vegetables and fruits are generally fat-free or low in fat. A plant-based diet can decrease the risk of obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and even cancers.

2. Balanced nutrition.

Plant-based foods have fibers and minerals suitable for a healthy human body because vegetarian diets include leaves, stems, fruits, roots and many other parts of plants with folic acid, vitamins A, C and E. 

3. Herbal healing energy.

Vegetarian diets have herbal healing energy based on Chinese Herbal Medicine to prevent many functional diseases. 

4. Immune booster for rejuvenation.

Vegetarian diets contain more of the fiber, antioxidants and carbohydrates needed to boost body energy to rejuvenate cells and tissues.

5. Good for weight loss.

Most vegetarian recipes are healthy with low fat, such as plant-based soups and juices, coconut cakes, and grain foods which are the best choices to lose weight and stay fit.

6. Easy to prepare.

Vegetarian meals are more straightforward to prepare compared to meat diets. Vegetarians enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits without cooking at all. Raw and organic vegetarian meals are trendy now. 

7. Low Cholesterol.

Plant-based diets could reduce cholesterol, fats and other substances in the artery walls because a vegetarian diet is generally low in fat, salt, animal products and sugar.

8. Low risk of diabetes.

Vegetarian diets can reduce the risk of diabetes without any dispute because they consume more fiber and the nutrients found in their plant-based diet. 

9. Lower risk of kidney and gallstones.

A vegetarian diet is rich in plants, low in animal protein and reduces the risk of kidney and gallstones. Consuming meat, particularly red meat, contributes to a variety of cancers.

10. Saving animals and the environment.

It takes a conscious heart to give up a meat diet and change to a vegetarian diet. Vegetarians care for animals and the environment.


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