Benefits of Vegetarianism

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We’ve been hearing it our whole lives, “eat your vegetables!” You probably do not need me to tell you that vegetables make you healthy. But did you know vegetarianism has been associated with decreased obesity, reduced hypertension, fewer cases of diabetes, and improved rates of mortality? What about reduced risks of cancer?

According to a study in JAMA International Medicine, vegetarian diets have been associated with reduced incidence of colorectal cancer. Specifically, pesco-vegetarians showed significant reduction in risk, similar to the Mediterranean Diet.

 

Here are some vegetarian recipes to help you get started!

 

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