Hello everyone! Welcome back to a new post 🙂
So this week I bring to you an interesting topic which is the health benefits of becoming vegetarian!
Flexitarianism – part-time vegetarianism or veganism – is becoming more and more popular each year. Most people go vegetarian or vegan because of environmental issues, but many also choose to adopt these type of diets due to the fantastic health benefits that come with them. It’s actually something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now, but since I have recently quit smoking, I have decided to postpone this plan (not for long, though). By the end of this year, I hope I’m able to adopt a more sustainable diet.
It is a long road, with a few bumps, but the benefits are clear. If you are interested in current environmental issues, you should know that a meat-based diet uses more land, energy and water to produce food, while vegan diets require less cropland.
Although vegetarian usually means plant-based, there are quite a few types of vegetarian diets. You can slowly progress from one to the other when you feel more comfortable. For example, there is a vegetarian diet that allows you to eat fish!
Or you can even be a part-time vegetarian and have a vegetarian diet a few days a week and a meat-based one on other days.
Here are some of the health benefits of becoming a vegetarian
It reduces the risk of:
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Contracting some types of cancer
If you choose to become a vegetarian or vegan, you need to make sure you plan your diet to include all the essential nutrients your body requires to function. Therefore it is advisable to seek a nutritionist or a professional before starting such diets.
Hope I was able to broaden some horizons today. 🙂