Health Benefits Of Plant-Based Diet

“Chicks love a vegetarian”, a new tongue-in-cheek campaign by animal rights organization People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, features actor Kartik Aaryan.

Kartik Aaryan

With baby chicks perched on his hand, Kartik's photo for the ad was shot by ace photographer Errikos Andreou.

“It only took one video of animals suffering and dying in the meat industry to convince me to go vegetarian. The kindest thing anybody can do for cows, pigs, chickens, and all animals is to stop eating them,” Kartik said in a statement.

Last year, the actor was chosen as India's Hottest Vegetarian by PETA. Many celebrities have turned vegetarian and even vegan in recent years and are vocal about its health benefits.

If you are also planning to include more plant-based diet in your meal, learn how being a vegetarian benefit your health.

  • A vegetarian diet provides you with a plethora of nutrients for healthy living. Plant-based diets include whole grains, legumes and pulses, fruits and vegetables, and nuts all of which are packed with essential proteins, fibre, vitamins, minerals and free of saturated fats. Vegetarian diets provide you with all the essential nutrients in the right amount.
  • A vegetarian diet is high on fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fat-free maintains the lipid profile and blood pressure under control.
  • To lower the risk of heart disease and stroke go for a vegetarian diet.
  • A vegetarian diet is heaped with fibre and rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre. A fibre diet enhances the digestion process, cleanses the system and detoxifies the body.
  • Vegetarians are less likely to have dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity and other metabolic disorders, which root up due to the intake of saturated foods. Thus, being a vegetarian increases their longevity and well-being.


With Inputs From IANS