Why Eat Vegetarian?
Written by Anne-Marie Roy, nutritionniste
(Translated by Bianca Radva)
By increasing our consumption of vegetables, whole grains, fruit, legumes, nuts and soy, we increase the amount of phyto-nutirents, antioxidents and fibre that we ingest. We also decrease our consumption of saturated fat and cholestorol.
If we replace meals containing meat with vegetarian meals, we reduce our risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, etc.
Even the Canadian Food Guide promotes vegetarianism in their section on meat and alternatives by encouraging the consumption of meat alternatives.
The experts in nutrition in North-America advocate unanimously for vegetarianism. Here is their official position:
"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."
American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada