The Benefits Of Vegetarianism

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People become vegetarians for a number of different reasons, some of the most popular reasons are for the environment, the wellbeing of animals, their own health and wellbeing or simply for a lifestyle change. Some people are vegetarian from birth as their parents are vegetarian or they follow a religion with certain moral beliefs. It has been said that a vegetarian diet is more sustainable and can also be more beneficial to your health- should more of us be willing to ‘miss out meat?’ More and more people are becoming aware of the vegetarian lifestyle and the vast health benefits. Studies show that people who are vegetarians are less likely than meat eaters to suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancers and other medical conditions. Those who follow a vegetarian diet are also less likely to become obese and tend to have a lower average body mass index (bmi). In 2013 one of the largest studies in the UK compared the rates of heart disease between those who were meat eaters and vegetarians, the study concluded that vegetarianism can reduce the risk of cancer by up to a third. Meanwhile the world cancer research fund describes meat eating as convincing risk for cancer. A vegetarian diet is one of the best ways to follow current dietary goals and follow official healthy eating guidelines such as five portions of fruit and vegetables per day, plenty of complex carbohydrates and antioxidants. As well as a reduced intake of saturated fats and cholesterol, the diet will
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