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Vegetarian Diets

It is not uncommon nowadays to see people choosing vegetarian diets. Many are aware of the researches which have proven that a green vegetable diet is healthier than a non-vegetarian diet.

Studies also shows that eating of animal food products have been the cause of some of our modern diseases. Cardiovascular disease is one of the major illnesses which can be traced to careless consumption of this type of food. Other chronic diseases have been plaguing our modern society. For this reason, many people are choosing to eat vegetarian foods not just for religious or ethical reasons, but for health purposes as well. Many would like to do it but are unsure of how or they may not be ready to give up meat yet.

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Apart from that, most people would also lump together a vegetarian diet with the vegan diet. There is basically a difference between the two. The vegetarian diet allows you to consume dairy products while the vegan diet strictly requires you to eat plant-based foods only and no animal products at all. But before practicing a vegetarian diet, you must be sure of your nutritional requirement which vegetarian diets are lacking and then getting these nutrients from other sources other than meat. If these factors can be balanced, then there is no reason why this diet cannot be effective for detoxifying your system.

The key therefore is to know your personal nutritional requirement so that a suitable vegetarian diet can be devised. In this regard, your personal health provider will be of great help. With his guidance, you will be sure that you will get sufficient nutrients even if you are generally abstaining from meat products. The important thing is that animal products, which are usually the sources of modern diseases, will be out of your daily food fare. As a result the toxicity level in your system will be dramatically reduced. In time, as your system is cleansed, your health will improve. With an appropriate diet based on plant foods, it is very possible to maintain good health.

Here are the benefits you can derive from a vegetarian diet:

• High fiber – eating mostly green vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains will increase your fiber intake. This will induce regular bowel movement which means that there will be no more accumulation of waste products in your colon. The breeding ground for the toxins will be gone. Eventually, as you continue with this diet they will all be eliminated.
• Enhance anti-oxidants – regular eating of meat and animal products increases oxidants in your body. Oxidants causes cell damage leading to cancer, weakening of the immune system and pre-mature aging. With the consumption of plant foods and stoppage of meat consumption, oxidant accumulation will be stopped and anti-oxidants will be increased. The function of anti-oxidants is to destroy oxidants. Eventually you become stronger in your fight against diseases.
• More nutrients – eating raw vegetables in salads enables your body to absorb the nutrients which would otherwise be destroyed when you cook them. Your body is supplied with all these essential nutrients in a vegetarian diet that cannot be supplied by a meat diet. In right amounts, the essential nutrients you can get from a vegetarian diet are magnesium, vitamin E, Potassium, carbohydrates, proteins, folate and Vitamin C. These are the substances that your body needs to cleanse itself, strengthen the immune system and boost the functions of your organs.
• Increased blood flow – consuming plant-based foods will dramatically reduce the accumulation of saturated fats in your system. These fats contain triglycerides which serve to increase your cholesterol level. Uncontrolled accumulation of these fats will narrow down your arteries, blocking the efficient blood flow in your circulatory system. This can cause heart diseases and heart attacks. Abstaining from meat and dairy products will stop the increase of saturated fats and therefore mitigate your chances of having coronary (heart) problems.

It is a common misconception that vegetarian diets are all bland in taste. This is one of the main reasons why they are not interesting to the average person. A way by which the taste could be improved is by using various spices and condiments. You can also get your taste buds accustomed to the taste by slowly switching to vegetables rather than abruptly switching from a meat based diet. Your detoxification process will also be greatly helped if you will engage in regular physical exercise. The physical activity will facilitate the flushing out of the toxins from your body.

 

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