This entry was posted on April 30, 2014.
If you were ever in doubt about the benefit of Going Vegetarian just One-day a week, here’s 6 of the best for starters…
- New research has shown that eating 7 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day is healthier than the minimum 5 currently recommended and would prolong lives, experts say. A study of 65,226 men and women indicated the more fruit and vegetables people ate, the less likely they were to die – at any given age
- What counts as your 5 / 7 a day?
The 5-a-day message is based on advice from the World Health Organisation
- The 5-a-day message is based on advice from the World Health Organisation
- The health benefits are getting five 80g (3oz) portions of fruit and vegetables every day
- Your 5 portions should include a variety of fruit and veg!
- Most fruits and veg count towards 5 a day
- The government says it can include fresh, frozen, canned, dried or pure juices
3. A study by University of Oxford and Cornell University found that Non-meat eaters are 32% less likely to die from cardiovascular issues and generally have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
4. A vegetarian diet tends to be lower in total fat, and vegetarians tend to eat proportionally more polyunsaturated fat to saturated fat compared with non-vegetarians. (Animal products are the major sources of dietary saturated fat).
5. Good for the environment: It takes thousands more litres of water to produce a kilo of beef than to grow the same quantity of grains,vegetables or pulses
6. A vegetarian diet helps reduce your carbon foot print. It also helps to conserve the land and water and protect the oceans