World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism

By Yvette Collins | October 1, 2015

World Vegetarian Day: Going Vegetarian Is A Healthy Choice

Today is World Vegetarian Day, October 1, 2015. This is the day set aside each year to recognize vegetarians and discuss health facts regarding vegetarianism.

A vegetarian is a person who consumes fruits, vegetables, grains and protein. The protein consumed comes from non-meat food items. Research shows vegetarians live longer lives than non-vegetarians.

According to Registered Dietitian Marisa Moore, the evidence regarding vegetarianism is really overwhelming, and it shows that plant based diets are probably one of the best things we can do for our bodies. They help to lower your body weight, they might reduce the risk of some cancers. Plant based diets can also be great for lowering the risk of heart disease and even help people live a little longer. Watch the entire video.

Here are advantages of becoming a vegetarian: lower bad cholesterol levels, decrease constipation, improve overall health, remain within your Body Mass Index (BMI) range and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, hypertension & Type 2 diabetes.

Consult with a dietitian or doctor before starting a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian must consume daily protein requirements from non-meat food items like tofu, beans and green leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are healthy and nutritious.

Find healthy vegetarian recipes online or in cookbooks. Learn how to prepare collard greens. Enjoy life as a vegetarian!

Source: World Vegetarian Day: Learn health facts regarding vegetarianism | Examiner.com

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