Green leafy vegetables have low saturated fats and no cholesterol, hence vegetarians develop less cardiovascular problems. They are at less risk of heart attacks and strokes. Besides, potassium in vegetarian dishes helps in regulating blood pressure.
‘The health benefits of a plant-based diet are becoming more apparent, and many of us are already reducing our meat consumption in favour of vegetarian alternatives.’
Also a study found that vegetarianism delays the onset of ageing. It strengthens the immunity as it is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The study also said that there are chances of vegetarians outliving the non- vegetarians by six years. Include garlic, nut, berries in your daily diet to reduce the process of ageing.
Vegetables have less calories and are laden with fibre which help in keeping diabetes and obesity at bay. They are a complete pack of nutrients. If a meat-eater questions about the lack of protein in a vegetarian's diet, remember soy-based product tofu is a source of protein.
Moreover pulses contain protein and are also great sources of iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc,etc. Various studies have found association between vegetarianism and decreased risk of cancer. Plant-based diets is a healthy idea and can bring positive effects in your life.