Health Benefits Associated With Vegetarians

In their latest paper on vegetarian diets, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights many health benefits associated with vegetarian and vegan diets. These foods combinations help in prevention and cure of certain ailments, and they people can consume them in all stages of their growth and development. They are fit for expectant and lactating mothers, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and athletes.


Vegan diets are more sustainable than animal products. They require less natural resources, hence their contribution to environmental damage is minimal.


Vegetarians tend to be healthier than their omnivorous counterparts. They tend to be slimmer, and they have a higher life expectancy. They have a reduced risk to type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, obesity and most cancers.


These diets contain high-fiber and phytochemical levels, and they produce low levels of bad cholesterol and enhance better serum glucose control. These aspects contribute to the prevention of chronic diseases.


Examples of vegetarian and vegan foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, soy products and seeds. However, you can only find some essential nutrients in animal products. Therefore, vegetarians and vegans should identify and use appropriate supplements.


The Vegetarian Resource Group estimates 3.3% of adults in the United States are vegetarians. There is a fallacy held by some people that a vegetarian diet is inadequate nutritionally, but there are countless variations that make them completely sufficient.


Writing for The New Paper, Susan Levin, a nutritionist at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington D.C. says that a vegetarian diet can lower the risk of all cancers by 18%, and a whopping 35% for prostate cancer.


The paper adds that a plant-based diet can reduce the possibility of heart disease by 10% to 29% and that of heart attack by 32%.


Vegetarians and vegans have relatively low BMIs, can control blood pressure and blood sugar much better and they have low cholesterol and inflammation levels than animal product consumers. To achieve these benefits, one should consult a registered dietitian nutritionist to get help in making informed choices.


Taking low total saturated fat, fewer salty snacks and sweets and higher consumption of vegetables and fruits is a perfect base for healthy lifetime habits in children and adolescents.

Raw Vegan Food is Not Expensive, You Can Get it Free!

There are a lot of people who claim they cannot afford raw vegan food because it is expensive. All to often Markus hears people say, “I’d do it if I had the money, but I just can’t.” At the grocery store, it can be expensive. This statement alone is what drove him to writing the book “Free Food and Medicine.” Very few people know that their own neighborhood is a buffet that is being overlooked.

If you want to eat a raw vegan diet, and you want to be healthy, just a little research will help you find a way around the various hardships of changing your life. Even though he lives in the desert, he can find plenty of edible, vegan, raw foods that are being ignored.

The concept of a raw vegan diet is to live off what nature provides. As long as there is nature, there are countless food sources. Joining co-ops, going to farmer’s markets, or growing your own foods can be amazing solutions to providing for yourself on a raw vegan diet.

Even if you do have to spend a little bit of extra money to accommodate a raw vegan diet, it is a lot less expensive than developing future health problems associated with the food you eat now. Yes, it can be expensive to eat a raw vegan diet if you do not properly prepare yourself. However, paying a little bit extra for food now is better than paying an astronomical amount of money later to treat the health problems that today’s food creates.

The average human eats more than five times the amount of food they need. The reason for this is because our bodies have adapted to ingesting foods that are worthless. Our stomachs have made extra room for the extra waste that we put in our bodies on a daily basis.

It is proven that a person who eats a raw vegan diet eats less, feels full longer, and has a lower caloric intake than someone who eats what we currently consider a “traditional diet.”