Research shows that vegetarians have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower instances of diabetes and cancer. They do not simply omit meat from their diets, but instead increase their intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. All of these plant-based foods have many other nutrients that benefit our health such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, etc.
You do not need to go completely vegetarian to reap these benefits. Try to incorporate a few meatless meals per week. You’d be surprised at how easy it actually is! In fact, you may already be eating some vegetarian meals without even realizing it.
So where do you get your protein? This is the first question most people ask when someone describes a vegetarian diet. You would be surprised to find out that many plant-based foods have protein in them Not just tofu! Some common sources of plant-based protein are beans, lentils, nuts, nut butters, seeds, hummus, even broccoli!
Switch It Up
Read through the following tips to incorporate more vegetarian meals into your diet.
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