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27 Oct 2015

Benefits of being a vegan


You might be the odd one out in your circle opting for hot and sour vegetable in a Chinese restaurant. But you would be glad to know, your vegetarian food choice can give you some edges over your non-vegetarian counterparts. Here is a string of goodness a vegetarian status fetches you and the result is simply healthy! After reading these health benefits I am sure you would be more than happy for being a vegan! The happiness starts like this!
Benefits of being a vegan

Vegans maintain a better waist line
We all are striving hard on a daily basis to maintain a healthy waistline. And being a vegetarian helps you achieve your most desired goal of getting so. Vegetarian food has an array of fibrous options. Most of our body’s need is supplemented by vegetarian food item. Vegetables like, apple, banana, and all the root vegetables such as carrot, radish, and potatoes are known as amazing source of fibre.

Lowers your blood pressure
Generally, people eating vegetarian food consume lesser cholesterol content in comparison to their non-vegetarian counterparts. This helps the vegetarians stay healthier in terms of maintaining a healthy blood pressure level.

Lower risk of Cancer
Vegans face a life that has less risk of cancer. Vegetables are low in fat and high in fiber. Carotenoids, the pigment that gives fruits and vegetables their dark colors, have been shown to help prevent cancer. Beta-carotene, present in dark green and yellow vegetables, helps protect against lung cancer and may help prevent cancers of the bladder, mouth, larynx, esophagus, breast, and other sites.

Vegetarians tend to get stronger bones
When our blood does not contain enough calcium then our body will start sucking it from the bones, making it porous. Most health care practitioners recommend that we increase our intake of calcium the way nature intended through foods. Foods also supply other nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin D that are necessary for the body to absorb and use calcium. People who are mildly lactose-intolerant can often enjoy small amounts of dairy products such as yogurt, cheese and lactose-free milk. But if you avoid dairy altogether, you can still get a healthful dose of calcium from dry beans, tofu, soymilk and dark green vegetables such as broccoli, kale, collards and turnip greens.

Live Longer with vegetarian food
As vegetarian food provides you with so many health benefits, you are for sure going to live longer. It does not mean that non-vegetarian people live less. Anything in moderation is always good. So opt for a balanced diet and stay healthy.

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