The extensive EPIC-Oxford Study, which has been running since 1993, has established that vegetarians eat more healthy food. It has been observed that a vegetarian diet has the potential to prevent heart disease and cancer. "Vegetarians live healthier" - such a conclusion would nevertheless be too sweeping. Unfortunately, it is not that simple.
One steak per month does not increase the risk of a heart attack suddenly, but only a high consumption of meat. Just as damaging is a meatless diet, in which all kinds of sweets, chips and baked goods end up on the plate. It depends therefore always on holding to measure .
Milk is not the panacea either, and spinach alone is not enough to make anyone full and strong. The latter, by the way, contains far less iron than generally assumed - this nutrition myth is owed to the comic series with the sailor Popeye who eats spinach in cans. Rather it depends on a complete food plan
, which combines different kinds of food with one another. Vegetarian and healthy nutrition is only possible if you prevent a nutrient deficiency
. Especially as a vegan you should pay attention to nutrients
like iron, vitamin B12, calcium, zinc and iodine as well as take several essential amino acids.
However, nutrition is only a factor
. Our lifestyle also determines whether we stay healthy and live longer. In addition to the advantages of avoiding meat, many vegetarianism studies come to a further conclusion: Most vegetarians do not only attach importance to healthy food, but smoke less often, drink less alcohol and exercise more than the average population. The extent to which vegetarian food contributes to the positive results cannot be said one hundred percent.