“I am a vegetarian”… is a phrase that makes you go woah. As soon as someone says this, we think to ourselves, “How can this person not like meat?” It’s not like they are friends with all the furries and fuzzies of the world, it’s just a lifestyle choice.
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I am pretty sure that you are aware of the fact that vegetarians are more light weight than meat eaters and most important of all, they live a longer life. As vegetarians, men live 9.5 years longer and women live 6.1 years longer than meat eaters. Moreover, vegetarians are also 30 pounds lighter.
Let’s move on to the most important meal of the day:
Having a full and healthy breakfast can keep you energized all day long. I remember my mother used to tell me that drinking a glass of milk will increase my productivity in school. After all, it has proteins and all the necessary vitamins.
However, vegetarians live by strict rules. What most people don’t know is that there are three kinds of vegetarians – Lacto, Ovo and Strict.
- Lacto Vegetarian: Lacto vegetarians follow a vegetable diet but also include dairy products in their meal.
- Ovo Vegetarian: Ovo vegetarians follow a vegetable diet but also include eggs in their meal.
- Strict Vegetarian: A Strict vegetarian does not eat any animal products such as milk eggs, honey, gelatin, dairy products, etc.
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Here are a few breakfast suggestions that you can try to fulfill your daily quota of nutrients:
A breakfast full of proteins is the healthiest one. It’s a great way to start your day. You can either go for a bowl of cereal topped with some fruits and nuts or you can go for a toast with scrambled eggs. There’s also tofu, which you can marinade in spices and enjoy with rice sheets.
The reason why eggs are considered a healthy breakfast choice is that they can keep you satiated all day long. It has got fats, proteins and Vitamin D, which are necessary for strong teeth and bones. You can also have a go-to Greek yoghurt cup, which is loaded with fruits and drizzled with some honey.
It all depends on what kind of vegetarian you are.
Speaking of nutrients, most vegetarians are concerned with not getting the proper amount of iron. For that, you can mix it up a little with wholemeal bread, muesli and sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Follow this with a glass of juice and you are ready to brave the world.
So, now that you have an idea of what a vegetarian diet is, are you ready to embrace it? If you are trying to live a healthy life, then this is definitely the diet you should adopt. Plus, this just gives you an excuse to enjoy lots and lots of smoothies, which are still better and healthier than meat.