Medical studies have continuously proved that vegetarian food comes with tremendous health benefits. Vegetarian food is a lot like medicine for most people and it has been given tags like ‘boring’ and ‘unbeatable’. India is known for its vegetarians and now West has slowly begun to realize the benefits of vegetarianism.
Tuen to Vegetarianism, Know the reasons behind IT
1. Minimizes energy loss
Many experts believe that meat takes approximately 48 hours to 72 hours to digest. Conversely, a healthy vegetarian meal takes only two hours to digest. Therefore, the body can preserve the energy and use it to rejuvenate and strengthen the body from within. But, it also depends upon an individual’s digestive system. A vegetarian diet is easily digestible because it is metabolized properly.
2. Prevents incurable diseases
A diet full of fruits and veggies provides vitamins and minerals which helps in the prevention of incurable diseases. According to dieticians, whole-grain cereals, pulses, fruits, and vegetables are a good source of fiber. This improves the digestion system and 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 lower blood pressure; it is shown in a study. Medical experts say 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. Plant products have lower fat and sodium and have no cholesterol at all.
5. Improve Health
Vegetarians are at a lower risk of type-2 diabetes and heart diseases. A vegetarian diet is a rich source of phytochemicals and carotenoids which have various health benefits. Phytochemicals and carotenoids fight various diseases.
6. Encourages Compassion
Foods affect our body and mind. Someone has said, we are what we eat. The type of food we eat reflects our level of conscious development. Yoga recommends a pure vegetarian diet. A healthy vegetarian diet gives energy and positivity. It helps in maintaining the harmony of the mind. Some Persons at the early stage of vegetarianism notice a positive shift in their mood and emotions. Some yogis experience a sense of lightness.
ALBERT EINSTEIN and DR APJ ABDUL KALAM were vegetarians.