Besides Jet Li, there are also other celebrities who are also vegetarian including Johnny Depp, Bill Gates, Jacky Cheung and many others. Maybe the reasons they eat vegetables differ from each other, but the only one scientifically proven fact of eating vegetables is it makes you healthier.
Health Benefits from eating a vegetarian diet
It boosts your immune system
The immune system is our body’s natural defense system to protect us from infections, viruses, cancer cell and so on. However, many people did not know that it is closely connected with our eating habits. Unhealthy foods like fatty foods, processed foods weaken our body’s defense system while plant-based foods strengthen it.
It keeps your weight down
Vegetables are low in calories yet it keeps you full for longer. The fiber and water in vegetables fill you up efficiently, therefore you feel full for a longer time. This is why eating vegetables can help to lose weight. On diet? Well, you don’t need to.
You will live longer
Plant-based foods decrease the clogging of arteries. It also helps to lower your cholesterol level and prevent inflammation. These are the reasons why vegetarians tend to live longer than those who are not.
It reduces stress and anxiety
Eating a vegetarian diet not only gives you benefits on health but it balances both body and mind. It can significantly increase one’s level of happiness. According to Andrew Oswald, a professor at the University of Warwick, eating fruit and vegetables apparently boosts our happiness far more quickly than it improves human health.
Is it mandatory for vegetarians to eat at vegetarian restaurant?
Most of the people always think that it is hard to find a vegetarian restaurant nearby so it is hard to be a vegetarian. In fact, you can always be a vegetarian by ordering food like salad or requesting food without meat. Let’s say if you are a Wan Tan Mee lover, you can request for just vegetables and mee.
Where can you find some great vegetarian food in Kuala Lumpur?
Salad Atelier offers a wide range of choices for salads and fresh fruit juices. You can make your own customized salad there, and you can also make a booking before visiting the store here.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
by Kent Tan
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