Video: ❶ Pros And Benefits Of Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism is a way of life for many people. Its basis is the exclusion of animal meat from the diet. There are also more strict types of vegetarianism: veganism, the supporters of which refuse animal products in their diet and in everyday life. Let's try to figure out what are the advantages of this lifestyle and what are the benefits of vegetarianism. Location: Location:
Classic vegetarianism excludes animal and bird meat, fish, and seafood from the diet. Apart from the joy of saving animals, what does the exclusion of these products give a person?
According to statistics, vegetarians suffer from cardiovascular diseases a quarter less often than people of the same age who eat animal flesh. Also, vegetarians are much less likely to experience all types of cancer than their meat-eater comrades.
A vegetarian diet promotes weight loss and lowers blood sugar levels. The low-calorie diet of vegetarians increases insulin sensitivity, which accordingly indicates its benefits in the prevention of diabetes.
The body mass index of vegetarians is significantly lower than that of people who practice omnivorousness. Strict vegetarians have an even lower body mass index than classic vegetarians. But people who allow themselves to eat fish, but refuse meat and poultry (pescetarianism) have on average the same body mass index as regular vegetarians.
Among other diseases, vegetarians are less likely to experience cataracts, arthritis and chronic kidney disease (due to a decrease in the amount of phosphorus in the blood and urine).
Mental illness is also less common in vegetarians. Also, people who practice the consumption of plant foods have a better emotional state. Scientists associate this with the indirect intake of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexoic acids from omega-3.
Vegetarians also have a longer life expectancy than non-vegetarians. It all depends on the vegetarian experience of a particular person - the larger it is, the longer the life expectancy. You can live even longer if vegetarians never smoked and exercised regularly.