Benefits of vegetarianism
Having a healthy diet is directly related to the health of the body’s immune system against disease. Vegetarianism is one of the diets that can be considered as a healthy diet if it follows certain principles and includes vitamins, proteins and minerals needed by the body. Of course, it is not true that vegetarians have a healthier body than people who eat meat in their meals.
A vegetarian diet that provides all the nutrients the body needs have many benefits, including:
• One of the most important and noticeable effects of this diet is weight loss and achieving fitness. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are lower in fat and calories than diets which include high amounts of meat. Vegetarians are less likely to have weight-related problems such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Furthermore, vegetarianism promotes bone health.
• Vegetarianism slows down the aging process. Eating fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins prevents premature aging. The EPA estimates that approximately 95% of the remaining pesticides in people’s diets come from meat, fish and dairy products. In addition, meat and dairy products are rich in steroids and hormones. Vegetarianism removes toxins from the body and therefore the body will be fresher, healthier and younger.
• Vegetarianism reduces the risk of cancer and lowers blood pressure. According to studies by the American Cancer Research Center, vegetarians’ immune systems are stronger at killing tumor cells than those of carnivores. Studies have shown that a vegetarian diet also helps protect the body against prostate, colon and skin cancers.
• Studies have shown that vegetarian diets can help improve the metabolism of obese people and people with type 2 diabetes. A perfect vegetarian diet is rich in fiber, magnesium, folic acid, phytochemicals (phytochemicals) and vitamins C and E. People who follow this type of diet get a small amount of calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc and vitamins B12 and D.