As a result of a complex study, organized by a group of experts from the UK, it was found that the chance of developing heart disease in a vegetarian is 33% smaller.
This conclusion has generally been supported by the results of the previous study on the same topic.
In general, there is nothing surprising in the fact that a diet including plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and other plant foods is useful for our body. As for vegans, it should be noted that our health depends not only on how much junk food we eat. It is also determined by the fact whether we eat enough healthy food. According to Dr Francesca Crowe, professor of nutrition at King’s College in the UK, our body is designed so that some of the substances we need to stay healthy must be taken from animal products.
But it is important to note that it is only the classic vegetarianism that is taken into consideration. The so-called vegans, who exclude not only meat, but generally any products of animal origin, from their diet, are likely to increase the risk of heart disease rather than reduce it, in comparison with the people, who eat meat.