That’s an exaggerated example, but it makes the point that your choice of foods is also important to
On the other hand, if you decide to follow a vegetarian
The only caveat is that you need to be careful of nutritional deficiencies, in particular vitamin B-12.
Hence, the often heard advice to consult your health care provider before embarking on a prolonged plant based diet, or any type of diet.
The best thing is, that as a vegetarian you can actually eat more, and feel fuller than you do when you eat meat with your meals.
One potential problem for vegetarians is that some cooked vegetarian dishes may actually contain a considerable amount of hidden calories.
These hidden calories are found in cooking ingredients, and may result in excess calories which could cause weight gain.
The main things to watch out for are processed foods. Even if they contain only plant based products, they can have an excess of sugar and many chemicals always found hiding in processed foods.
Many vegetarians elect to prepare their food at home from carefully selected items, so they are not subjected to undesirable chemicals.
If you happen to have a problem with high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, your vegetarian
Common sense suggests, and research has shown that populations that have primarily a plant based
Another plus factor is that you will most likely feel better, both physically and mentally. Your digestive system will function more efficiently, and this alone will give you a feeling of well being.
So long as you are moderately careful in your choice of plant based foods, and especially if you eat as much raw vegetables and fruit as you can enjoy, you will find great benefits in your vegetarian lifestyle.