The Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet Having a healthy dietary method can reduce the chances of receiving many health diseases. These health diseases include obesity, heart disease, and cancer. By consuming certain foods and nutrients in one’s diet the risk factors for these health diseases can be reduced. A healthy dietary method that is beneficial to reducing and/or improving these health diseases is the vegetarian diet. The vegetarian diet follows a dietary pattern that is characterized by the consumption of plant-like foods and the avoidance of flesh foods (meat, poultry, and fish).
Vegetarian diets lead to a healthy weight and lifestyle, provide all the right nutrients, and reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics. People looking to gain a healthier lifestyle may consider vegetarianism. Others may consider eating meat occasionally but not all the time. Some people may worry whether or not they will be getting antiquate nutrition, and also worry about antibiotics used on their food. In conclusion, being a vegetarian is the best diet to live with.
Despite the controversy that suggests a vegetarian diet does not provide adequate nutrients to sustain a healthy lifestyle, is in fact inaccurate as a vegetarian diet is among the healthier diets known worldwide. Thus, vegetarians consume adequate nutrients, lower their risk for disease and ingest healthier food compared to their meat-eating counterpart. Most of the nutrients and are found in meat can be found in another non-meat source. For a person contemplating a vegetarian diet it must be considered that they will need to attain essential nutrients from another source. Additionally, a well-balanced vegetarian diet can provide a healthy lifestyle during all stages of life.
An even more serious symptom of vegetarian diet is calcium deficiency: calcium deficiency inhibits bone growth, even causing proactive weakening of bone structures, and eventually osteoporosis and death. Again, many vegetarians take supplements or get their calcium from dairy products, which are produced b... ... middle of paper ... ...e it, because not everyone thinks it is. Diets exist that, followed, can provide conscious eating, including all the health benefits of vegetarianism. Reducing one's meat intake is actually more healthy than being completely without it, and simply being conscious and aware of the origin and nutrition of one's meals can provide all the benefits of a meatless diet and more with the supplemental nutritional benefit of healthy meat products, without the danger of crippling anemia and osteoporosis. The problems that vegetarianism seeks to rectify are not inconsequential; there are certainly ethical issues with the way modern meat production works, and health problems with the American diet and populace.
Thus these benefits should not define whether this diet is beneficial or not, but needs to be taken into account. Although these diets prevent health issues, sometimes they can do more harm than good. The public glorifies the vegetarian and vegan diet by thinking the health plan includes only fruits and vegetables. Although, people often times overlook the fact that french fries, doughnuts, and snack cakes are also vegetarian food options (McCoy). These foods consist of high amounts of sugar and trans fat which raise the unhealthy low-density lipoprotein while lowering the individuals high-density lipoprotein (McCoy).
For vegetarians, a vegetarian diet provides complete nutrition and health benefits, as it can meet protein needs, provide all essential amino acids and improve health. It promotes health and adopting a vegan diet prevents heart disease since it is proven that there is some relationship between that type of affections and the consumption of animal meat. Decreases blood pressure animal fats raise the pressure while the polysaturated vegetables decrease them. Fiber facilitates the expulsion of food waste and the vegetarian diet is characterized precisely because it contains a lot of fiber. Cereals, vegetables and fruits allow greater control of diabetes.
Meat and dairy contain artery and clogging. In order to avoid the increase of blood clotting, it’s better to have a vegetarian diet. Some studies have shown a decreased tendency toward blood clotting in individuals on a low-fat, high- fiber diet (Carlson 121). Thus, vegetarian diets offer protection against the development of CDA. As opposed to nonvegetarian diets, vegetarian diets have lower saturated fat and cholesterol, and can also reduce the blood clotting which directly lead to CDA.
The key to consuming saturated fats is moderation. “The recommended maximum consumption of saturated fat is ≤10% of calories in the diet” (EUFIC). A non-vegetarian, meat centered diet can also lead to weight loss. Because it takes fewer calories to ingest protein from meat products, weight loss can be achieved with a meat based protein centered diet. Consuming
By eating this type of diet, Americans can balance out their food intake with more fruits, vegetables, and grains and create a diet that is healthier overall. A typical vegetarian diet closely matches expert dietary recommendations for healthy eating, being low in saturated fat and high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, and fresh fruit and vegetables (VSUK). A more balanced diet leads to a healthier lifestyle and a longer, happier life. Therefore, more Americans should be eating a vegetarian diet, specifically a lacto-ovovegetarian style. It must be noted that simply changing to a meatless diet will not necessarily create a healthier, happier lifestyle.
The Benefits Of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type two diabetes, diverticulosis, renal disease, and cancers are some of the few health conditions that people in the world face today. But what if individuals would change to a different diet to prevent disease and illnesses? Vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, and vegan are some of the many types of diets people can choose from today that can lower the risks for diseases and illnesses such as the ones listed above. These diets not only have benefits to individuals, but they also benefit things that modern day society is concerned with. When an individual chooses to adopt a type of vegetarian or vegan diet it is usually because of the positive impact it has on the individual's health, the positive impact it has on the environment, and the positive impact that it has on the animals.