Many people are considering going vegetarian for personal reasons, such as wanting to improve their health or reduce their environmental impact. There is a lot of information out there about the pros and cons of vegetarianism so it can be hard to know what to believe. To help you make an informed decision, here are some important things to think about before making this change in your lifestyle.
The Pros: Vegetarian diets have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Plus, vegetarians tend to live longer than meat-eaters due to these factors combined with eating more fruits and vegetables which contain fiber that aid digestion while decreasing fat intake from animal products.
The Cons: A vegan diet may seem like a healthy choice initially; however, there are many challenges with following such strict dietary guidelines including finding nutrient-dense foods that will fulfill one’s daily nutritional needs as well as eating fewer meals throughout the day due to limited options for breakfast and dinner (which often leads vegans feeling more hungry).