Grab your broccoli and tofu because today, Oct. 1, is World Vegetarian Day. It kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month: 31 days devoted to celebrating this plant-based diet and teaching others about its benefits.
If you ever contemplated going vegetarian, here are some things you may want to consider. Ditching meat from your diet can help:
- Reduce your risk of heart disease, strokes, and certain cancers since vegetarians tend to consume less cholesterol and saturated fat.
- Promote weight loss since a healthy vegetarian diet is mostly made up of low-calorie fruits and veggies.
- Promote regularity since a sensible vegetarian diet is chock full of fiber.
There are more reasons to eat a plant-based diet, so keep on reading.