Why Vegetarians Live Longer?

Being vegetarian is healthy but sometimes just eating vegetarian food might not be enough. Though a vegetarian diet is balanced and contains most of the essential nutrients.
Here are some of the benefits of having a vegetarian diet: 
Lowers Blood pressure 
The ratio of polyunsaturated to saturated fat (P/S ratio) in the diet may affect blood pressure. Increasing the P/S ratio to 1 or more with approximately 25% of energy as fat has been associated with low blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
Lowers the risk of diabetes 
Vegetarian diets are high in fiber which slows down the emptying of the stomach and delays intestinal transit. This reduces the rate of glucose absorption, lowers blood sugar rise and decreases urinary glucose excretion.
Lowers the risk of cancer 
Antioxidants are chemicals that interact with and neutralize free radicals thus preventing cancer causing free radicals from causing damage. Antioxidants are also known as “free radical scavengers”. Fruits, vegetables and grains are rich sources of dietary antioxidants which include beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamins A, C, and E (alpha-tocopherol).
Lowers the risk of heart diseases
Low glycemic index diets may preserve HDL cholesterol and thus have a potentially positive effect in reducing CHD risk. They may reduce plasma fatty acids and may suppress production of release of signaling hormones from adipose tissue, reversing dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. The foods are slowly absorbed and have metabolic benefits which decrease the risk of CHD.
Helps control your weight 
Vegetarian diets are high in fiber, low on the glycemic index and low in calorie density which helps you fill your appetite and also provides satiety. Higher intake of vegetarian food may help you cut calories. 

So Please Be Vegetarian Live Longer and Promote Vegetarianism!!!

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