Every year more and more people refuse meat and become vegetarians. Maybe you thought about it for ethical reasons or because of the effect of red meat on health.
So what really happens to your body when you stop eating meat?
1. You lose weight.
A team of scientists from the Medical School of George Washington University decided to calculate how much people lose weight, turning to vegetarianism. It turned out that this is about 4.5 kg without increasing workouts and counting calories - only due to the abandonment of meat.
2. Your intestinal bacteria change.
Scientists compared the intestinal microflora of meat eaters and vegetarians and found that the latter have more protective types of intestinal bacteria.
3. You may not have enough nutrients.
For vegetarianism to be beneficial, it needs to be planned. However, with such nutrition, it is still more difficult to supply the body with enough iron, vitamin D and vitamin B12.
To do this, you need to eat enough legumes, nuts, fruits, dark green vegetables, whole grain cereals, eggs, refined fats, cereals, and perhaps just vitamins in tablets.
four.Reduced risk of developing cancer.
According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, processed meat can be carcinogenic: bacon, salami, which are dangerous just like formaldehyde, gamma radiation and cigarettes. Red meat is also considered a likely source of carcinogenic substances.
5. Reduced risk of heart disease.
Scientists note the connection of red meat and heart disease. It's all about the substance of carnitine, which contributes to certain reactions of intestinal microbes that provoke the development of heart diseases.