“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution of a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein
October 1st is World Vegetarian Day.
It’s real hard for some people to even think of becoming a vegetarian but if one is to look at the health benefits, they outnumber non-vegetarian by a ratio of 3:1. In fact, figures show nearly 5% of British people are vegetarian, but studies have shown that this figure could rise to 10% by 2015. Moreover, the recent horse meat scandal has put off many people from buying burgers and processed meat at supermarkets.
Anyhow, there is no real harm in considering the benefits to vegetarianism – let’s take a look at them
- Less carbon emissions – How? Raising cattle for beef and milk releases more greenhouse gases into the air than all of the cars currently on the road.
- Lowers blood pressure & cholesterol as fat meats are high in saturated fats.
- Lower risk of cancer – In one study of more than 35,000 women published in the British Journal of Cancer, those who ate the most red and processed meat were found to have the highest risk of breast cancer.
- Helps you stay fit & sexy– A large-scale 2010 study from Imperial College London found that those who ate about 250 grams a day (the size of one half-pound steak) of red meat, poultry, or processed meat gained more weight over five years than those who ate less meat, even if they consumed the same amount of calories overall.
And if you think vegetarian food does not look delicious, here is a list of 5 delish mouthwatering vegetarian recipes from Rachel Sylvester.
And if that doesn’t convince you, here are some of the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities – Anne Hathaway , Russell Brand, Chris Martin ( World’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2005), Leona Lewis & Brad Pitt. There’s also Mark Ronson, who recently turned vegetarian after Paul McCartney sessions .
Well now that you know the secret to living healthy and beautiful, how about doing your little by going a day without meat?? Or at the very least gifting a personalised apron to your vegetarian friend? Let us know what you’ve decided in the comments below.