6 Benefits of Going Veggie Just 1-Day a Week – Julie Neville


National Vegetarian Week

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…

  1. 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
  2. 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

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