31 Oct '15, 9pm

31 reasons to ditch meat for vegetarian awareness month.

31 reasons to ditch meat for vegetarian awareness month.

In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, here are 31 reasons — one for each day of the month — to eat more plants and skip the meat. Vegetarianism is Good for Your Health 1. Heart disease is the number one cause of premature death in the U.S., but vegetarians are 24% less likely to die of heart disease than meat-eaters. As many as four out of five Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease may reverse their symptoms when adopting a vegetarian diet. 2. Non-meat-eaters also have a lower average BMI than carnivores, according to the American Dietetic Association. In a study with more than 37,000 adults, vegans had the lowest BMIs and meat-eaters had the highest, with vegetarians landing somewhere in the middle. 3. Here’s an interesting one: when overweight people try to slim down using a vegan or vegetarian diet, they lose more weight than those who consume meat, even whe...

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