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Vegetarian Diet: A Boon or Bane for Health?


Journal of Medical Research and Innovation

Biomedical Research and Therapy

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      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.

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      Journal of Medical Research and Innovation
      J Med Res Innov
      Biomedical Research and Therapy
      January 01 2018
      August 05 2017
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      : 1
      : e000084
      © 2018


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