What will happen to your body if you give up eating meat: scientists named five consequences
According to research, not eating meat can reduce the risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. At the same time, this food product contains proteins and iron, which give the body energy.
Some people give up meat out of a sense of compassion for animals, while others seek to improve their health. Read about the five main consequences of excluding meat products from the diet in the OBOZ.UA article.
Reduced risk of inflammation
Studies show that both processed (bacon, hot dogs) and red meat (beef, pork, lamb) contain a large amount of saturated fat and can lead to persistent inflammation. This, in turn, can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases, WebMD writes.
Benefits for the intestines
Studies show that eating a lot of processed foods and refined grains can negatively affect gut health. In turn, a plant-based diet helps to increase the number of beneficial intestinal bacteria. Fiber-rich foods are especially good at promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria that reduce inflammation and the risk of inflammatory diseases.
Loss of energy
After giving up meat, a person may feel tired and weak. The fact is that meat is an important source of protein and iron, which provide energy. The body absorbs more iron from it than from other foods, but it's not the only choice, doctors say.
It can also be found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, as well as in iron-rich cereals, bread, and pasta. Protein can be found in eggs, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, and soy products.
Use of supplements
By following a lean or limited plant-based diet, a person can lose important vitamins and minerals, scientists warn. Food supplements can increase the level of vitamin B12, which is found only in animal products, as well as iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and D. It is best to consult your doctor about which dietary supplements are best for you.
Scientists have reviewed 15 studies on how a vegetarian diet affects weight, WebMD writes. People who switched to a plant-based diet lost about 10 pounds (about 4.5 kg). Those who weighed more lost more as well.
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