Vegetarian Diets: Better for Us Than We Thought

According to the researchers, if everyone ate a vegetarian diet, nearly most of our health issues could be prevented. Experts agree to this but feel that switching to vegetarian isn’t that simple.

On this blog by #SliceOfHealth we’ll look at some suggestions and tips for becoming a vegetarian without facing too many challenges, and some reasons why you might actually want to consider it.


Advantages of Vegetarianism

Vegetarian diets are tied to a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity,  cancer, and chronic diseases. A study in 2013 funded in part by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) found that vegetarians had a nearly 10 percent lower risk of developing cancer than non-vegetarians.

Leaning more toward a healthy vegetarian diet can strengthen the immune system and overall, cancer cases could be prevented by following a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight.




How to Become a Vegetarian, the Easy Way


1. Find good recipes

Look through some recipes online, take note of a few that look really good, and decide to try a few of them because you have the rest of your life to try and test out other dishes!


2.Consider dairy & eggs


If you go meatless for a while and want to try to go a little further consider dairy foods. Buttermilk, yoghurt, milk and eggs are a good choice.


3.Vegetarian snacks

There are lots of other yummy snacks you can eat. Roasted (or raw) almonds, hummus low-fat granola, berries with yoghurt, whole-grain cereals, … dozens and dozens of snacks.


4.Vegetarian restaurants

Give them a try! You might discover some wonderful food, and thank the lucky stars you decided to give vegetarianism a try. Otherwise, most restaurants will have some vegetarian options or can cook you a vegetarian dish on request.


5. Tell friends & family

If you’re really going to become a vegetarian, you’ll have to talk to the people you know about it as you’ll still be dining with them, at restaurants, at their homes, at social gatherings, at work, and so it’ll be better for everyone involved if they know what you’re doing.