The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

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The Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet


There are many advantages to following a vegetarian diet, from health advantages to cost savings.

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Benefits to the Health

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vegetarian diet can help to keep the heart healthy and can even reduce the risk of developing certain cancers, which are linked to consuming too much

red and processed meat. Vegetarianism can also help to boost immunity as the foods that are consumed as part of this lifestyle tend to be high in antioxidants, which can also serve to enhance the appearance of the skin. Finally, replacing high-calorie animal-based foods with more filling plant-based options can promote healthy weight loss.

Economic Impact On most grocery lists, meat and animal-based products tend to be the most expensive items. Switching to purchasing whole-plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and wholegrains – especially in bulk – can help a household to keep their grocery spending within budget.

Environmental Advantages Meat has a much higher water footprint than vegetables, grains and beans. Those adopting a plant-based diet will typically see their water footprint decrease by up to 55%, meaning that a shift to this lifestyle could play a significant role in creating a greener, more sustainable society.

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