Eating Health Reduces Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases

Plenty of scientists and doctors have pooled their resources and knowledge into years of research and data collection just to find ways to slow down the progression of chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, and the like. Even with the advancement of science and technology today, there is still no cure for diabetes or hypertension. Yes, one may argue that they have medications to treat the diseases, but do not be mistaken; those medications are for slowing down the progression of the disease. Bear in mind that medications come with unwanted side effects. Take it long enough and you will live to see it for yourself. Once you have diabetes or hypertension, you shoulder it with you for life.

Instead of burdening yourself with routine visitations to doctors, daily medications and regular health checks, opt for a healthier lifestyle that will prevent co-morbidities all together. Being a vegetarian is definitely a start to a healthier lifestyle, be it full-time or part-time. Yes, some think that being a vegetarian is mundane and tasteless, but in today’s world there are plenty of recipes that make your vegetarian food taste, look and smell delicious.

However, I'm not saying that all vegetarian recipes are good and healthy. In comparison to meat dishes, if the meat and vegetables product were cooked similarly, they are definitely healthier than meat. That is because meat contains saturated fats that are saturated with hydrogen. At room temperature, they typically appear in the solid form. It is a fact that by taking in saturated fat, it will boost your cholesterol level in your blood and hence increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Cholesterol is only found in animal products, not plant-based foods. Our body only needs a minimal amount of cholesterol for vital functions. One may still ask why excessive cholesterol is bad if it serves for some vital function in the body. When there is too much of cholesterol, there is also an increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Generally, this type of cholesterol is the one that contributes to plaque buildup in the blood vessels, fat deposits, calcium deposits and waste products. Having more fiber in your diet will bring down these LDL cholesterol. It interacts with the LDL cholesterol and removes it much more quickly from your body.

In conclusion, lower cholesterol leads to lower risk of obesity which leads to lower risk of hypertension and diabetes. Ultimately, you will have a healthier lifestyle, a stronger heart, and a disease free life. Be the change you want to see in the world. Start by changing your lifestyle habits and in no time you will start realizing that people around you are influenced by you and follow your example.


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