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Vegetarian/Vegan Health

There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet when it’s followed correctly. 

1. Good for heart health

Vegetarians may be less likely to die or be hospitalised for heart disease. 

The idea is to choose foods that’ll help keep blood sugar levels stable. By doing so, you may reduce your cholesterol and overall risk of heart attack.

2. Reduces cancer risk

Vegetarians may have a slight edge with lowering cancer risk.

One studyTrusted Source found that, in low-risk populations, a vegetarian diet reduced the risk for cancer in general. Additionally, the study found that a vegan diet was found to reduce risk for cancer more than other diet.

3. Prevents type 2 diabetes

Following a healthy vegetarian diet may help preventTrusted Source and treatTrusted Source type 2 diabetes and associated complications.

In one study, vegetarians had half the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with nonvegetarians.

4. Lowers blood pressure

Long ago, researchers started noticing that people who don’t eat meat may have lower blood pressure. Studies have shown that vegetarians, particularly vegans, have lower blood pressures than their meat-eating counterparts.

5. Decreases asthma symptoms

An older Swedish study suggests that a vegetarian diet, specifically vegan, may decrease symptoms of asthma.

6. Promotes bone health

Osteoporosis rates are lower in countries where people eat mostly vegetarian diets.