The Benefits Of A Vegetarian Diet

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Since starting a healthier life style, I have explored different avenues. I'm trying a vegetarian diet and already I can see how it betters my life. This is something I feel needs to be researched extensively. Before starting any diet make sure you talk with your health care professional and get all the facts.

Once upon a time, many people found vegetarians to be a strange lot. I suppose it has to do with how we (as Americans) eat so much meat. That red color has to be in our dinners. In my own family, there are those who do not think it is a meal unless some flesh is on the plate. It is actually very funny when you think about it. We have been programmed to eat too much!

I have had trouble with high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. I got tired of all the medications and decided I needed a change in my life. I have been extremely guilty of over indulging and had a diet low in vegetables and high in fats. It was not because I hated vegetables, I just had a very bad habit of not including them in my meals.

Eating legumes, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains helps to lessen the effects of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in your existence. Of course, you must incorporate a regimen of daily exercise. I know exercise can be grueling, but it is for your own good. Take a moment to think about it. Your body was made to move. You are not supposed to sit still.

The thing about this type of diet is that you replace fleshy protein with the protein that comes from other sources. This list includes, but is not limited to, lentils, beans, avocados, corn, mushrooms, onions, squash, tomatoes, and watermelon. There are so many foods available that you may be surprised at what is actually on the list.

Several studies have shown that a diet high in fruits and vegetables gives very good protection against certain cancers. Consuming this type of diet can give people about a fifty percent less chance of getting skin cancer. Those who eat a diet high in whole grains have a twenty to fifty percent less chance of getting certain cancers.

Yes, nuts are very good for you. Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, but are low in saturated fat. They also contain vitamin E, potassium, flavonoids, folic acid and a variety of other elements which are beneficial to your over all well-being.

We need to face the fact that we have become a nation of gluttons. We always over-do everything. In a last ditch effort, we must take back our health. We need to be less sedentary and more active. Even if you do not lean toward a vegetarian diet, it is a good thing to put more of these advantageous items into your menu. Your skin and mind will clear during the high protein vegetarian diet. You will have a clearer outlook on life. Have faith in your determination.

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