Facts About the Vegetarian Diet!

Let's face it: Healthy living healthy requires healthy diet.

Now, what constitutes a healthy diet?

You may agree or disagree, but it is proven that diet dominated mainly by fresh, all-natural vegetables and fruits are the healthiest.

Of late, more and more people have switched to vegetarian meals - as scientific research has shown the adverse effects of animal meat.

For example, it is proven that the most common cause of death in US is heart attack, and the risk of death from heart attack by average American is 50%, while the risk of death from heart attack by average American vegetarian is 15%; and only 4% recorded for an average American pure vegetarian.

This is because, as nutritionist explained, the high amount of animal fat present in meat, dairy and other animal products may be probable factors leading to increase of diabetes mellitus, obesity, colorectal cancer, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, which are some how linked to heart diseases.

What the meat, dairy and egg industries don't tell us is, besides these diseases, the following are also commonly prevented, consistently improved, and sometimes, even cured by low-fat vegetarian diet:

1. Strokes and heart disease
2. Stomach and colon cancer
3. Gallstones
4. Hypertension
5. Endometrial cancer
6. Kidney disease & stones
7. Breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer
8. Hypoglycemia
9. Peptic ulcers
10. Constipation
11. Hiatal hernias
12. Diverticulosis
13. Salmonellosis
14. Trichinosis
15. Osteoporosis
16. Hemorrhoids
17. Asthma
18. Irritable colon syndrome

(Sources: The Shocking Truth And Statistic About Your Food!)

Therefore, if you want to avoid these diseases, follow as what nutritionist have long supported the health benefits of high intake of fruits and vegetables.

You maybe concern that vegetarian diet is insufficient in meeting the daily nutritional requirements.

This is not quite true...

Take for example, milk producers' original ad campaign slogan is "Everybody needs milk" which was rebutted by the Federal Trade Commission as "False, misleading and deceptive!" The milk producer had to revise their campaign slogan to "Milk has something for everybody."

Another case, males in US are conditioned to think food made from animal products as "manly". Unfortunately, comparing men who eat meats, cheese, eggs and milk everyday, to men who eat these food sparingly or none at all, their risk in contracting prostate cancer is 3.6 times higher!

What else does the food industry keep hidden from you?

According to Who Health Organization, the recommended percentage of daily calories to be derived from protein is 4.5%; while the USDA's Food and Nutrition Board and National Research Council recommended 6% and 8% respectively.

Guess what?

The percentage of calories as protein in wheat, broccoli and rice are 17%, 45% and 8% respectively. So, do you think that vegetarian diet does not give you enough of to meet the daily nutritional requirement?

If nutritional requirement is a concern, you can plan your meals to obtain the essential nutrients in replacing those gained from meat, fish and poultry. For example, you can consume diets consist mainly of fruits, vegetables, cereals and grains. In order to replace meat products, you can use nuts, lentils, eggs, peanut butter, dry beans, and peas.

If needed to, you may take vitamin and mineral supplements to ensure adequate intakes of nutrients that may only be obtained from food made from animal products.

So, for your own health, and better living - stop believing what the food industries has lied to you. And eat more vegetables, fruits, cereals and grains today!

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About The Author, Janice Hoo
Janice Hoo has been doing extensive research on vegetarian diet and practices. She's now sharing her discovery in her latest e-report, "The Shocking Truth And Statistics About Your Food" which she's currently giving away for FREE at her site: http://www.VegetarianRecipeGuide.com.