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Health Benefits Of Being a Vegetarian

Health Benefits Of Being a Vegetarian

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It's a simple fact; what you put into your body reflects directly on your health. Nowadays, there is a lot of contradictory media surrounding diets and what is "good" for you and "bad" for you. It's confusing to say the least.

Vegetarianism has the appeal of familiarity and the more we learn, the more we understand it to be beneficial for our health. However, even eating a vegetarian diet can vary greatly; for example cupcakes contain no meat, so it therefore comes down to what you choose to fuel that complex system, we call a body, on.

For example; if your diet consists predominantly of fruit and veg, incorporating a diverse range of seasonal, organic produce, along with pulses, beans and wholegrains and topped off with eggs, dark chocolate and natural yoghurt, then you can except to experience lots of the health benefits associated with this kind of vegetarian diet.

Here are some reasons why human herbivores could be at a health advantage.

Lowered risk of disease

Multiple studies point to the fact that a plant-based diet lowers your risk of contracting all kinds of disease. For example; heart disease is reduced by a third, risk of type 2 diabetes is substantially reduced and vegetarians "get less cancer" according to the NHS. These are the findings from scientific research conducted by top medical professionals.


Fruit and vegetables are packed full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. They are quite literally givers of life and supply our bodies with the premium quality building blocks it requires for optimum health. It really is that simple.

Meat can be harmful

It's hard to escape all of the negative media circulating around meat production and consumption. There are various angles you can take with it, but if you look at meat from purely a health perspective, there is a strong argument that it does more harm to our health than good.

Image courtesy of the Cancer Research UK website

Certain meats have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, they can contain all manner of hormones, drugs and disease, and they are prone to carrying parasites and deadly bacteria.

When put like that, it certainly makes the veggie option look more appealing!

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