5 vital reasons to become a vegetarian


In the vegetarian diet is excluded, as the name says, any product of animal origin and that implies his death. Instead we can eat milk and dairy products, eggs and honey. They are products of animal origin but they have not meant their death to obtain them.

Of course, the vegetarian person does not just stay in that aspect. It will also seek, as far as possible, that these foods are produced in a respectful way (for example, eggs of free chickens and that they eat healthy food) with them and with the environment. That the vegetables are organic and, if possible, of small farmers in nearby areas will be another priority.

Within the vegetarian “family” we will find people who do not take eggs or milk or honey. They are Vegans and do not take anything that comes directly or indirectly from any animal.

Reasons to be a vegetarian

1- Less chronic diseases

Vegetarian diet is lower in fat and also more polyunsaturated. That implies less cholesterol and less hypertension. To eat more vegetables and fruits can help to avoid some types of cancer since it is a diet more antioxidant and that favors the elimination of toxins. When we learn to eat better we hardly need medication, aspirins, antacids and other “everyday” medicines tend to disappear from our daily lives.

2-Less malnutrition and constipation

It is very curious that except Vegans (who must supplement their diet with B12) a balanced vegetarian diet is usually richer in nutrients than normal (we all tend to always eat the same and basically refined foods).
Greater knowledge about nutrition. Vegetarians usually care a lot about food and take care that nothing is missing. They usually take supplements of algae, pollen, royal jelly, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, flax seed, sesame, etc. The fact of eating more vegetables, more fruit, less meat and more whole foods is a key aspect.


3- Vegetarian diet is Cheaper and improve life quality

 Basing your diet on vegetables, legumes, fruits and vegetable proteins is cheaper than eating meat, prepared foods, cola type drinks, pizzas, snacks, etc. Vegetarians can say that, in general, they are very involved in improving their quality of life and try to find ways to reduce their stress, improve their diet, enjoy nature more, etc.


4- Avoid animal suffering.

Behind this way of eating there is a whole philosophy of life. The planet is understood as the home of all living beings. Avoiding, if possible, your suffering is very important. We can feed on them without killing them (dairy, eggs, honey, etc.).


5-Environmental sustainability

With the food that an animal needs (or the necessary land to raise its food) we can feed 10 times more people. Every year more forests and part of the forest disappear so that animals can graze. In addition, its intensive breeding generates highly polluting residues and methane.

Conclusion
With this article we only want to show that the reasons for being a vegetarian are not only to follow a nutritional fashion but the benefits are many and diverse. Of course there are many people who are not vegetarian and that their diet is balanced and healthy, and that they seek to improve their quality of life.

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The best sources of vegetable proteins

Obtaining proteins without resorting to dairy or meat can help you stay slim and healthy.

Proteins are broken down in the body as amino acids that promote cell growth and repair. Another benefit of proteins is that they take longer to digest, so you’ll feel fuller for longer with fewer calories without wanting to peck.

Meat is one of the main sources of protein. However, it is not the only way to obtain it. That is why we present 14 sources of vegetable protein, as well as tips on how to add them to your diet.

Before viewing them, note that women should get around 46 g of protein per day, while men 56 g
1. Green peas
Legumes are a good source of vegetarian protein. One cup of green peas contains 7.9 g of vegetable protein, about the same as a cup of milk.

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If you do not like them, you can add them in a pesto sauce by mixing them with toasted pine nuts, fresh mint, olive oil and Parmesan.
2. Quinoa
Most cereals contain a small amount of protein. However, it should be noted its high presence in quinoa with more than 8 g per cup. In addition, it is the protein source par excellence because it includes the nine essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and repair, but can not produce by itself.

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You have no excuse not to include quinoa in your diet since it is very versatile. You can make salads, sauté them with vegetables, add sugar and eat them with fruits like breakfast, etc.

3. Nuts
A part of protein, they contain healthy fats. So, adding nuts to your diet is very important.

Almonds, cashews and pistachios, for example, contain 160 calories and 5 or 6 grams of protein per fruit. Choose varieties that are raw or dry toasted. Also, choose the brand with as few ingredients as possible, only nuts and maybe salt. On the other hand, avoid those that have hydrogenated oils or a lot of added sugar.

4. Beans
There are many varieties of beans. A common characteristic is its high amount of vegetable protein. Two cups of beans contain approximately 26 g.

5. Chickpeas
With only half a cup of chickpeas, you will get 7.3 g of vegetable protein. In addition, they are very beneficial because of their high fiber content and low calories.

You can add them in salads, make mashed chickpeas, make hummus …

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If you are vegan or vegetarian, these are some of the sources that you can use to have a balanced diet considering proteins.

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