Manage your Health

vegstringThe truth is that the health benefits of following a vegetarian diet can be truly amazing!

Eating a balanced vegetarian diet will supply all of the essential nutrients you need to help you keep fit and healthy. In fact, a varied vegetarian diet can offer a wide range of real health benefits -  research has shown that vegetarians suffer less from obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, certain diet related cancers, diverticular disease, appendicitis, constipation and gallstones.

vegbasketsmallThe American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada have stated: "Vegetarian diets offer a number of nutritional benefits, including lower levels of saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein as well as higher levels of carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, potassium, folate, and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and phytochemicals."

babecloseA plant-based diet is the best diet for kids, too: Studies have shown that vegetarian kids grow taller and have higher IQs than their classmates, and they are at a reduced risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other diseases in the long run. Studies have shown that even older people who switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet can prevent and even reverse many chronic ailments.

vegbowlsmallSome studies suggest that maintaining a vegetarian diet can help to control weight as well as reduce the risk of heart disease. Vegetarians tend to have lower body mass indices, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and less incidences of heart disease, hypertension, some forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes, renal disease, osteoporosis, and dementias such as Alzheimer’s Disease.