If you want to become a vegetarian, the first thing to keep in mind before starting a vegetarian diet is how to replace animal products with a proper nutritional balance in order to fulfil our basic needs of proteins, iron and vitamin B12.
The human body doesn’t need to eat meat at all, but it does need a rich balance diet of proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and enzymes that makes us feel strong, active and healthy.
Therefore our diet should contain unrefined cereals, nuts, legumes, vegetables and fruits and try to avoid refined grains, refined bread, white sugar and hydrogenated oils and butters, as well as coffee and salt.
Products from apiculture, such as pollen, honey and royal jelly, are also highly nutritious and suitable for all vegetarian diets.
The daily intake of water in large amounts, is essential for detoxification and for the proper functioning of our body.
By becoming a vegetarian, we don’t only help to avoid animal suffering, but also we’re able to achieve a more beneficial and healthy lifestyle for our body.
Some of the benefits of a vegetarian diet are:
- May Improve Mood
- May Improve Symptoms of Psoriasis
- May Reduce Incidence of Diabetes
- Reduces Risk of Cataract Development
- Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
- Vegetarians Usually Have Low Cholesterol
- Less Risk of Stroke and Obesity
- Less Chance of Developing Kidney Stones
- It Can Satisfy All Your Nutritional Requirements
Other benefits are strength, endurance and thanks to the abundance of carbohydrates, it works as an excellent muscle fuel. Contrary to what many people think, being a vegetarian doesn’t mean that we cannot be fit.
There are different types of vegetarianism: one quick visit to the nutritionist will help us decide which one is the best for each one of us. Here you can find some vegan recipes to start with.
Now you are one step closer to become a vegetarian.