(Natural News) A typical vegetarian diet, one that restricts meat consumption to less than one serving a month, is both detoxifying and regenerative for the body. Most animal flesh strains the digestive system, raises inflammation levels in the body, increases acidity, and hinders nutrient absorption.
A review of nearly 50 studies shows that, for the most part, plant-based diets reduce inflammation, provide greater cellular energy, and naturally lower cholesterol levels. Therefore, plant-based diets prevent coronary heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, stroke, and vascular diseases. On average, a vegetarian has 29.2 milligrams less cholesterol per deciliter circulating in their body. This is primarily because a vegetarian eats very little saturated fat from meat sources. Nuts, fruits, and leafy greens provide healthier cholesterol in the form of plant sterols. However, if vegetarians are not careful, they may overlook the importance of eating healthy fats, which help build the cell membranes throughout the body and help attract nutrients into the cell’s Krebs’s cycle for the production of cellular energy.
Polyunsaturated fats, which include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, are essential for generating energy at the cellular level. Flax seed oil is one of the best plant-based fats for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Flax seed oil or flax seed is heart healthy, affordable, and a great addition to smoothies, shakes, and oatmeal.
There are several “vegetarian” foods on the market that are highly processed and lacking nutrition. They may be fortified with nutrient isolates that only pass through the body unused…Read More