In recent times, there have been many scientific evidences which suggest that wholesome
vegetarian diets offer significant advantages compared to diets containing meat and
other foods of animal origin. The benefits ranges from lower intakes of cholesterol,
saturated fats, animal proteins and higher intakes of dietary fiber, vitamin C and
E, carotenoids, magnesium, folic acid, and other phytochemicals. However, it is often
said that vegetarian diet lacks the nutrients like vitamin B12, proteins, zinc, calcium
etc., but if an “Appropriate diet with proper planning” involving supplements is consumed,
these deficiencies will never exist. Through the present editorial, I would like to
show few benefits of having a vegetarian meal.
Keywords: Vegetarian diet, Benefits,
Cardiovascular diseases, Cataracts, Kidney stones, Hyperlipidemia, Obesity.