Health Benefits of aVegetarian/Vegan Diet Lacee Racki NTR 300 9/28/12
Types of non-meat dietsVegetarian- One who consumes no Vegan- One who consumes ananimal flesh. entirely plant based diet. Doesn’t consume any animal flesh, dairy, orLacto-ovo Vegetarian- One who the byproducts of either.consumes eggs and dairy, but noanimal flesh.
What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is an organic substance classified as a waxy steroid of fat. Favorite place to hide in our bodies: inside arteries- YIKES. A vegan diet, which contains no dietary cholesterol has the potential to limit the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke in some people.
Most naturally low in fat and calories Good sources of Good source of potassium- may help vitamin C- aids in maintain healthy iron absorption. blood pressure Good source of Good source of fiber- Important for vitamin A – Keeps proper boweleyes and skin healthy function Good source of folate (folic acid)- helps the body form red blood cells
People who eat a vegetarian diet are at lower risk for: Obesity Cardiovascular disease Hypertension Type 2 diabetes Renal Disease Some cancers Gallstones
Healthy, fulfilling, veganAdding nuts, seeds, and beans to ones diet can help them consume protein. Alsoeating dark leafy greens is a great way to get adequate amounts of calcium.Picture on the left is mixed greens with strawberry chunks and pine nuts, thePhoto on the right is a mix of kale, black beans, pine nuts, and quinoa.