October 1st is World Vegetarian Day. It was first observed in 1977 under the guidance of the International Vegetarian Union, located in the United Kingdom.
Roughly 30% of the world's population is vegetarian, with these numbers increasing each passing year. In this way, vegetarianism is becoming a way of life and trend among society, not just because of the humanitarian standpoint, but also because of the positive effects on the body.
Based on the studies, a vegetarian diet decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The results have proven that in the past 6 years, the mortality rate of vegetarians as a result of these diseases was 12% less when compared to that of meat eaters.
Vegetarians have also registered lower morbidity of pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, colon, uterine and ovarian cancers.
A study conducted by the University of Oxford some time ago proved a higher registered body mass index in meat eaters. This shows that besides being healthier, vegetarians are also thinner, and all without being on any kind of bothersome and hard-to-follow diets.
The consumption of more plant products will help you increase your mental capacity. Vegetarians are more energetic, calm and happy in comparison to meat eaters.
Vegetarian dishes are rich in nutrients, which will help you maintain your health and have a fresher appearance.
Feelings of hunger make us irritable and incapable of working, which is why experts advise us to consume fruits and vegetables in between our main meals of the day.
Eating more fruits and vegetables will help you avoid premature aging and the appearance of wrinkles. The antioxidants in fresh fruits and vegetables change skin pigments, making the skin more elastic.
A study done by Czech scientists has proven that eating more vegetarian dishes stimulates sex hormones and improves our sex life. Further it was revealed that vegetarians are seen as more attractive when compared with people who eat meat.