TURN TO VEGETARIANISM, KNOW REASONS BEHIND IT
Medical studies have continuously proved that vegetarian food comes with tremendous health benefits. Vegetarian food, a lot like medicine for most of the people and it has been given tags like ‘boring’ and ‘uneatable’. India is known for its vegetarians and now West has slowly begun to realize the benefits of vegetarianism.
#1. Minimizes energy loss
Many experts believe that meat take approximately 48 hours to 72 hours to digest. On the other side, a healthy vegetarian meal takes only two hours to digest. Therefore, body can preserve the energy and use it to rejuvenate and strengthen the body from within. But, it also depends upon individual’s digestive system. A vegetarian diet is easily digestible because it metabolized properly.
#2. Prevents incurable diseases
A diet full of fruits and veggies provides vitamins and minerals which helps in prevention from incurable diseases. According to dieticians, whole grain cereals, pulses, fruits and vegetables are good source of fiber which improves digestion system which, in turn, prevents and helps in treating diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. A good digestive system always gives a feeling of energy and freshness.
#3. HELPS IN REDUCING WEIGHT
Those people who take a healthy vegetarian diet have a lower body weight; it is shown in a study. A study conducted by Cancer Research UK, found that those who continue eating meat gain more weight , compared to those who are vegetarian.
#4. HELPS IN MAINTAINING BLOOD PRESSURE
Vegetarians have a lower blood pressure; it is shown in a study. Medical experts says, it is probably because cutting meats and fats from your diet reduces the blood’s thickness which, results in, bring down blood pressure. Some fruits and vegetables have potassium, which also helps in lower down blood pressure. Plants products have lower fat and sodium and have no cholesterol at all.
#5. IMPROVES HEALTH
Vegetarians are at a lower risk of type-2 diabetics and heart diseases. Vegetarian diet are rich source of phytochemical and carotenoids which have various health benefits. Phytochemicals and carotenoids fight various diseases.
#6. ENCORAGES COMPASSION
Foods have effect on our body and mind. Someone had said, we are what we eat. The type of food we eat reflects on our level of conscious development. Yoga recommends a pure vegetarian diet. A healthy vegetarian diet gives energy and positivity. It helps in maintaining harmony of the mind. Some Persons at the early stage of vegetarianism notices positive shift in their mood and emotions. Some yogis experience a sense of lightness.
ALBERT EINSTEIN and DR APJ ABDUL KALAM was vegetarian.