The constant debate over who – vegetarians or non-vegetarians – lead a healthier life is never-ending.A vegetarian diet helps prevent health problems like cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and renal diseases, the statement said .The benefits of vegetarian food arise from lower intake of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein as well as higher intakes of complex carbohydrates dietary fibre, rich in micronutrients like magnesium, folic acid, Vitamin C and E, carotenoids and other phytochemicals.”
In a recent revelation, WHO’s cancer research agency also declared red meat as carcinogenic.
Here are some other reasons vegetarians may outlive meat-lovers.
1. Low blood pressure: In the latest study, researchers found that not only do vegetarians have lower blood pressure on average, but that vegetarian diets could be used to lower blood pressure among people who need an intervention.