The benefits of enjoying a diet of pure vegetarianism includes, having a lower BMI (body mass index), lowering your cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure levels, losing weight and feeling a great deal healthier too.
Most restaurants and grocery stores now serve and sell products made specifically for vegetarians. There are also a lot of natural health food stores popping up all over, which carry everything organic and healthy. To find one you just need to look in your local area phone book or on the Web for locations.
In a pure vegetarianism diet, meat is substituted with tempeh, tofu, wheat/vegetable products and ingredients made from non animal substances like gluten and Soya. Burgers, wieners, nuggets and sausages are available for Vegan’s that don’t have any meat in them; they are made from the products mentioned above instead. They still have the look and consistency of the real thing but the taste is a little bit different.
Soy milk is used to take the place of milk from a cow in a pure vegetarianism diet. For egg substitutes, a product which is made from potato starches or flax seeds is used instead of real eggs.
Pure vegetarianism, when chosen as one’s lifestyle, gives you a sense of peace and easy feelings. Knowing you are helping to lessen animal mistreatment and save some of their lives possibly. It also brings about great health and will be something you can pass on to your family to help them live a healthier more productive life as well.
If you suffer from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, ulcers, high cholesterol, gout, allergies, arthritis, asthma, obesity, gallstones, disorders of the digestive tract, colitis, depression or PMS, a pure vegetarianism lifestyle and diet is preferred by many healthcare professionals as a form of therapy for these diseases through a healthy change of your diet.
To get the nutritional values you need with pure vegetarianism, you will need to include beans, wheat-gluten, cereals, grains, seeds, nuts, avocadoes, vegetables and peas, to help you receive your protein requirements.
Soymilk, tofu and foods which are made with soybeans, help when your diet is mainly veganism with protein as well.
A pure vegetarian diet is considered one of the healthiest ways of living. It also has many advantages for your health too.
It is fairly easy to switch over from the life of a meat-eater to that of pure vegetarianism if you are truly determined to do so. There are many cookbooks available to help you prepare tasty and pure vegetarian meals for you and your family.
Teenager’s who take up a pure vegetarianism lifestyle need to make sure they get enough of the nutrients needed to help them with their growing and bone growth also. Calcium is most important along with their protein intake as well.
To receive your proper dosing of Vitamin D, this is usually received from sunlight and milk from a cow, a vegan needs to have soy-milk which is fortified and cereal which is also fortified. This still may not be enough to give you the proper amount of Vitamin D and a supplement should also be taken.
All in all leading a pure vegetarianism life is a healthy and safe practice for everyone. Your health will improve, not to mention, you can lose those last couple of pounds too. Going green is becoming more popular today than it was in the seventies and there are more and more celebrities getting on the green wagon too.
So being green equals being healthy!