Vegetarian Diet Benefits
Albert Einstein said “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” Vegetarian diets are becoming more and more popular around the globe. Many people wonder why anyone would become vegetarian, and the main answer is because of the health benefits it provides. A vegetarian diet provides more health benefits over a diet that includes meat, because it lowers the chance of heart disease, cancer, and type two diabetes.
A Vegetarian Diet Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease Many people think that a vegetarian diet is destructive to the heart but the opposite is actually true. Our society eats meat in such large quantities it becomes unhealthy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition did a study about 6000 vegetarians, and 5000 nonvegetarians in the United Kingdom. They found many differences over time between the two groups, but the main one was heart disease. They said, “After adjusting for smoking, body mass index, and social class, death rates were lower in non-meat-eaters than in meat eaters for … ischemic heart disease.” (Appleby, 1999). There may have been other factors in the study, but the risk of heart disease does decrease when on a vegetarian diet.
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When becoming a vegetarian it cuts meats out of the diet and it becomes essential to eat more fruits and vegetables in order to stay healthy. The Mayo Clinic wrote an article called “8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease”. One of the steps was to eat more fruits and vegetables. They said “Vegetables and fruits contain substance found in plants that may help prevent cardiovascular disease.” (2017). Eating meat won’t prevent an individual from getting those substance in plants but it becomes easier in a vegetarian