IS VEGETERIAN DIET HEALTHY?
The beneficial effect of vegetarian diet has been proven in numerous scientific studies. This nutrition is healthy, affordable and can provide all the necessary nutrients, but only if it is planned properly.
When looking at vegetarians in general, one can conclude that they suffer less from certain diseases, such as from cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, obesity etc.
Because of the reduced representation of animal origin foods, vegetarian nutrition is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein. The increased consumption of cereals, fruits, vegetables, legumes, provides increased intake of fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. It is unclear whether the reduced incidence of chronic disease is the result of the amount and type of fat nutritional, the source of protein or the increased amount of fiber. It seems that all these ingredients contribute to maintaining the health of people who practice a vegetarian nutrition.
Besides the numerous health and economic benefits of this nutrition, the concern that is related to any form of vegetarianism is always present. Often asked question is whether this nutrition provides sufficient amounts of essential nutrients needed or it does not.