All The Reasons To Go Vegetarian
Enjoy amazing benefits with long-lasting effects
Many assume being vegetarian is boring, difficult or unpalatable. But that’s because not a lot of things come to mind when you say vegetarian. You think all they eat is rabbit food or green leafy vegetables. But, dare we say it, once you find out the amazing ingredients vegetarians use in place of meat and all the benefits that come with this diet, you might just change your mind.
First things first: a veggie diet requires higher consumption of fiber, folic acid, vitamins C and E, magnesium, unsaturated fat and countless phytochemicals thus resulting to lower cholesterol levels, being slimmer, lower blood pressure and reduced risk of heart disease. Not convinced? Check out the list below:
1 Better mood.
In this day and age, we need all the help we can get to help keep our stress levels (and all our feelings) at bay. Many of us turn to chocolate for an instant mood lift, but studies have shown that there’s a better way that offers longer-lasting effects: going vegetarian. Also because this diet is low in arachidonic acid, a substance found in dietary animal sources that has been linked to mood disturbances.
2 Longer, healthier life.
70% of all diseases—including one-third of all cancers—are diet and lifestyle related. Being vegetarian reduces your risk for many diseases, like obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers including breast, colon, esophageal, lung, prostate and stomach cancers.
Want more proof? Just ask the 600 centenarian residents of Okinawa, Japan, who likely have the longest life expectancy in the world. Their secret is no secret at all: just unrefined complex carbs, fiber-rich fruits, more vegetables and soy.
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3 Stronger bones.
Who knew calcium can also come from dry beans, tofu, soymilk and dark green vegetables as broccoli, kale, collards and turnip greens. This is good news, especially for the lactose intolerant.
4 What menopause?
For the women in their prime, a veggie diet will help ease the symptoms of menopause. Food rich in phytoestrogens can increase and decrease estrogen and progesterone levels thus ensuring a balance of them in your diet. You’ll find this substance in soy, apples, beets, cherries, dates, garlic, olives, plums, raspberries, squash and yam. So, what menopause?
5 You’ll move regularly.
And by move, we mean pooing regulary. Because the more fiber-rich food you consume, the fewer instances of constipation and hemorrhoids.
6 Reduce pollution.
You might not know this, but the meat industry has had such a huge impact on the environment. Chemical and animal waste runoff from factory farms for instance is responsible for nearly hundreds of thousands of polluted rivers and streams.
The best-looking vegan and vegetarian celebs might just help you go meat-free.
Miley Cyrus, went vegan because of her pets
Ariana Grande, has been on a plant-based diet since 2013
Ellen Page, was PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2014
Jessica Chastain, has always been vegan while her mom is a vegan chef
Peter Dinklage, has been a vegetarian for a long time
Jared Leto, has been a vegetarian for 20 solid years
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, is vegan despite her husband’s love for meat
Ellen DeGeneres, vegan since 2008…so that the turkeys may live on Thanksgiving
Meanwhile over in the PH, our own celebs have become fans of V Kitchen, the first vegan and vegetarian diet delivery service in the country.
Ready to make the switch yet?