Vegetarian main dishes are known to be the dishes which exclude the ingredients, which presuppose the death of an animal. So, vegetarian main dishes differ from other well-known dishes because they don't include meat, cheese that use animal rennet, gelatin taken from animal skin or connective tissue, meat broth and even some sugars (for example, cane sugar, but not the beat one). It's a common knowledge there are different types of vegetarians who used to eat different products. For example, some vegetarians (strict ones) don't eat cheese at all because of its milk content. At the same time, there are those who eat all cheeses and consider it to be quite normal. The majority of vegetarians also don't eat vegetarian main dishes made from sturgeon or crushed shellfish and don't drink alcohol clarified with gelatin.
Speaking about vegetarian main dishes it's necessary to admit that a number of nutritionists claim that vegetarian diet is rich in vegetables and fresh fruit, but at the same time it is low in red meat and animal fat. For this reason, nutritionists believe that vegetarians suffer from lack of numerous health benefits offered by meat. They include an outstandingly lower risk of heart diseases, stroke, renal failure or cancer.
One of the largest organizations of nutrition professional is called The American Dietetic Association, which states that vegetarian main dishes still offer a considerable number of nutritional benefits such as lower levels of cholesterol, saturated fat and animal protein. On the other hand, vegetarian meals are considered to provide people with higher levels of fiber, carbohydrates, foliate, potassium, magnesium and various antioxidants including phytochemicals, vitamins C and E.
Nowadays, vegetarian main dishes are quite variable and include a wide number of meals, for example, vegetarian sandwiches, vegetarian cheese dishes, potato pancakes, lasagna, various soups, etc. One of the most famous vegetarian main dishes is Terong balado known as Indonesian baked eggplant soaked in a special chili sauce. Much attention should also be paid to the famous vegetarian lasagna - vegetarian main dish made from vegetables with spinach, corn and mushrooms. Vegetarian soups are quite popular among both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. One of the most popular vegetarian soups is spicy lentil soup, which is rather simple for cooking and includes tomatoes, lentils and hot pepper.
All of them are pretty nutritious and beneficial for many people, particularly the ones who are trying to loose weight. It's worthy admitting that vegetarians seem to have a lower risk of obesity. According to the recent studies in the field of vegetarianism and its advantages, vegetarians have been reported to have lower body mass comparing with non-vegetarians. At the same time, vegetarians have lower rates of deaths caused by ischemic heart disease; they show lower levels of cholesterol and lower blood pressure and hypertension.